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Steelonsand
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Now that’s a question to chew on !

Strictly, of course Pulp is not what is written, but rather what it is written on…… i.e. cheap yellow paper newsstand titles / chap books / penny dreadfuls with titles like “Gorilla Grimes Boxing superknuckle Detective Adventurer versus the Pagan White Slavers from Mars….”

and so on…..

so is Pulp a lowest common denominator in the Literary sphere ?

Well, yes, it was – but the best of it rises so far above that, and has retained an appeal and influence far beyond its humble origins…..

It has no pretensions to be anything other than a rip-roaring, jaw-socking yarn, that will entertain the heck out of you, or I’ll eat my fedora…..