Thursday, July 28, 2011

PimPage: An Occasional Feature in Which I Call Interesting Books to Your Attention

The Fangs of Suet Pudding: "Written in 1944 by 'Adams Farr' this slight tale of how a few Frenchmen fought against the invading German horde was promptly forgotten by readers until Chris Mikul, a booklover from Australia, found a copy and wrote about it in his new zine, Biblio Curioso. The tale is told by Loreley Vance, a young woman you won't be forgetting any time soon. Read Chris' excellent introduction to see why this book is such a treasure for anyone interested in crazy, forgotten books."

If I haven't said it before, it's time to say it now. Ramble House publishes the kind of books you absolutely can't find anywhere else. The Fangs of Suet Pudding is a perfect example. It's amazing stuff, and it got my attention with this dialogue exchange on page 1:

"Who are you?" I whispered.
"A burglar," he hissed.

Well, there you are. And it just gets better. 'Nuff said.


Cap'n Bob said...

He hissed words without sibilants? Isn't that a prime Crider taboo?

Unknown said...

Gotta love it!

Todd Mason said...

The covers, too, one must love.

Happy birthday, Bill!

Anonymous said...

I hate that too, Cap'n.