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What a review I have on lurid lit.com @DOWNLOAD E-PUB ⚡ Hip Pocket Sleaze: The Lurid World of Vintage Adult Paperbacks × Hip Pocket Sleaze is an introduction to the world of vintage, lurid adult paperbacks Charting the rise of sleazy pulp fiction during the s and s and reviewing many of the key titles, the book takes an informed look at the various genres and markets from this enormously prolific era, from groundbreaking gay and lesbian themed books to the Armed Services Editions Influential authors, publishers and cover artists are profiled and interviewed, including the godfather of gore H G Lewis, cult lesbian author Ann Bannon, fetish artist par excellence Bill Ward and many othersA companion to Bad Mags, Headpress guide to sensationalist magazines of the s, Hip Pocket Sleaze also offers extensive bibliographical information and plenty of outrageous cover art If you ever wondered the history of the adult paperback, this is a damn good book to learn it You can read my full review at HorrorTalk.com If you ever wondered the history of the adult paperback, this is a damn good book to learn it You can read my full review at HorrorTalk.com While not what I expected it is still an interesting read. Hip Pocket Sleaze is muchthan a listing of titles published during the golden age of adult novels Hell, in his foreward John Harrison suggests you go elsewhere for that information While he does an admirable job with listing publishers and titles he even reviews a fair share the book isof a biography of the paperbacks Harrison discusses the writers and interviews quite a few , the artists, touches on some of the classic smut film rags and even interviews a couple of collect Hip Pocket Sleaze is muchthan a listing of titles published during the golden age of adult novels Hell, in his foreward John Harrison suggests you go elsewhere for that information While he does an admirable job with listing publishers and titles he even reviews a fair share the book isof a biography of the paperbacks Harrison discusses the writers and interviews quite a few , the artists, touches on some of the classic smut film rags and even interviews a couple of collectors of the adult paperback.You can read Steve s full review at Horror DNA by clicking here People interested in the world of adult paperbacks and trashy novels have had to glean information from obscure journals and micro press monographs While quite a few of those accounts end up in John Harrison s excellent book, there is also a tremendous amount of original research and specially commissioned articles You ll also find checklists of writers, artists and publishers, the lifeblood of serious collectors, and very much needed in a publishing realm where artists and writers usually wor People interested in the world of adult paperbacks and trashy novels have had to glean information from obscure journals and micro press monographs While quite a few of those accounts end up in John Harrison s excellent book, there is also a tremendous amount of original research and specially commissioned articles You ll also find checklists of writers, artists and publishers, the lifeblood of serious collectors, and very much needed in a publishing realm where artists and writers usually worked under one oraliases, or established house names While all these books were the kind you did not want your mother to catch you with or which you might hide behind a comic book or a less objectionable magazine or book, most were not really porn, just sleazy or lurid, though the covers usually promised muchthan the prose delivered and I was surprised to discover Gorgo and other monster movie derived books listed as sleazy Well, I suppose they really were, or so my mother would have pointed out John Harrison s book isthan just lurid covers and checklists of authors and artists It s really a look back at the way America used to be, back in the days when it actually was possible to be sleazy now, all the strictures of society seem to have fallen away What s taboo any According to theliberal elements of societynothing We have segued as a society from the judgmental sleazy to pallid delineation of inappropriate, which is as about a meaningless word as you can get This is a wonderful examination of a time when our morality was defined by what we kept under the counter or in plain brown wrappers This book is a great resource for both the collector and the social historian