Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Pulp Fiction (Wow, second post of the day)
When I started The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril by Paul Malmont today (have already written about it here), I immediately thought of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Since most of the names mentioned in The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril were real people, however, it was just the similarity of the times and the context that made me think of The Amazing Adventures as Joe Kavalier and Sammy Clay are the fictitious inventions of Michael Chabon. However, Joe Kavalier has just made an entrance in Malmont's novel...and I love that. A novel about pulp fiction that includes both the real writers of pulp fiction and fictitious writers of comic books, and that becomes a more sophisticated form of pulp fiction.