Saturday, July 29, 2017

Hardboiled, Noir and Gold Medal -- Rick Ollerman

Stark House has done wonderful work by reprinting many of the great paperback writers of the '50s and '60s, not to mention original fiction, but this nonfiction work by Rick Ollerman is one of the most important books the imprint has done.  It contains all the fine introductions that Ollerman has written for various Stark House volumes and some new essays as well.  The one on Charles Williams is the best I've read on that author and his work (even though I don't agree 100% with everything in it; just most of it).   If you didn't get the book for any other reason, that essay is worth the price.  Highly recommended.

4 comments:

Todd Mason said...

Cool. Have you done some as yet, Bill? I seem to recall...

Richard Krauss said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Bill. Got it on order!

George said...

I'm looking forward to this book.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

OK, ordered it. Coming on Thursday.