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Gun in Cheek

Bill Pronzini

Gun in Cheek

A Study of "Alternative" Crime Fiction

by Bill Pronzini

  • 136 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Mysterious Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mystery and detective stories,
  • Mystery & Detective - General,
  • Literature: Classics,
  • Detective and mystery stories, American,
  • Detective and mystery stories, English,
  • Fiction - Mystery/ Detective,
  • Crime in literature,
  • Detective and mystery stories,,
  • History and criticism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8234081M
    ISBN 100892969008
    ISBN 109780892969005

    Gun in Cheek () is a collection of the "best" of the worst in American and British crime fiction. Bill Pronzini provides the reader with a run-down of synopses and large snatches of quotations of what, in his opinion, represents some of the worst stories and writing in various subgenres of mystery--everything from hard boiled dicks to Had-I-But-Known damsels in distress and amateur. Investigators spent Monday afternoon combing for clues on the scene on Cheek Road in the most recent shooting. Damario Poole, 31, was shot just before 1 p.m. Another person was also : Sydney Franklin.

    Six-gun in Cheek An Affectionate Guide to the "worst" in Western Fiction (eBook): Pronzini, Bill: This hilarious and informative study of alternative Westerns takes aim at sub-par cowboy fiction. Author Bill Pronzini presents hundreds of laughable one-liners and juicy excerpts of deliciously awful dialogue from pulp magazines of the s and '30s as well as paperbacks of the '50s, '60s, and.   Son of Gun in Cheek (Paperback) An Affectionate Guide to More of the "worst" in Mystery Fiction. By Bill Pronzini. Dover Publications, , pp. .

    Son of Gun in Cheek (eBook): Pronzini, Bill: A humorous and good-natured study of alternative crime fiction, the Edgar Award-nominated Gun in Cheek celebrated the neglected classics of substandard mystery writing. After years of additional research into comically awful literature, author Bill Pronzini returns with Son of Gun in Cheek, a compendium of even more twisted treasures for.   NetGalley is a site where book reviewers and other professional readers can read books before they are published, in e-galley or digital galley form. Members register for free and can request review copies or be invited to review by the publisher. Gun in Cheek An Affectionate Guide to the "Worst" in Mystery Fiction. by Bill Pronzini. Read.


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Gun in Cheek by Bill Pronzini Download PDF EPUB FB2

"Gun in Cheek" is a compendium of clumsy or bad writing from the Golden Age of Mystery, a time when cheap pulp novels were being cranked out almost in real time. It's a bit like a literary blooper reel, and some of the examples of bad line-writing (or, at least very quick and careless line writing), are indeed hilarious/5(15).

Gun in Cheek () is a collection of the "best" of the worst in American and British crime fiction.4/5. "Gun in Cheek" is also a book about publishing companies.

Without dwelling on them too extensively, Pronzini recalls a number of publishers from the past. Ace and their series of double books - 2 for the price of one. Turn the book around and upside down and there is another run-of-the-mill thriller.

I remember seeing these in my distant youth.4/5(15). "Gun in Cheek" is also a book about publishing companies. Without dwelling on them too extensively, Pronzini recalls a number of publishers from the past.

Ace and their series of double books - 2 for the price of one. Turn the book around and upside down and there is another run-of-the-mill thriller. I remember seeing these in my distant youth.4/5(16). This review originally published in Looking For a Good of 5 If you mention 'western fiction' or simply 'western' to most people - even generally well-read people - they will likely have one of two first thoughts: it's the world of Louis L'Amour and Zane Gun in Cheek book and/or it's the world of cheesy gun-fights and prose so purple you'll wonder if Crayola has a crayon named for it.4/5.

Amazon offers this description of Bill Pronzini's very funny book: His Gun in Cheek was a wickedly humorous collection of unbelievable plots, poor characterization, unlikely language and just plain dumbness in his favorite genre; here he presents another collection, subtitled "an affectionate guide to more of the 'worst' in mystery fiction."/5.

"Gun in Cheek" is a compendium of clumsy or bad writing from the Golden Age of Mystery, a time when cheap pulp novels were being cranked out almost in real time. It's a bit like a literary blooper reel, and some of the examples of bad line-writing (or, at least very quick and careless line writing), are indeed s:   Gun in Cheek: An Affectionate Guide to the "Worst" in Mystery Fiction by Bill Pronzini, Ed McBain (Introduction) Paperback $ Paperback.

$ NOOK Book. In that book I shall show that the police and detectives are utterly baffled and that at last the murderer himself has to come forward and tell how he committed the crime. I Pages:   While Gun in Cheek attempted a more-or-less standard book format, Son of Gun has the 'Alternative Hall of Fame,' which has a separate entry for each book honored with admission.

This makes the chapters less unwieldy and easier to read aloud. (And I definitely recommend you read this one aloud; hysteria shared is hysteria tripled, after all.)5/5(1). The Paperback of the Six-Gun in Cheek: An Affectionate Guide to the. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed.

Thank you for your patience. For the dedicated prospector, the main source of book-length, quality-challenged bang-bang Westerns is the lending-library publishers of the '30s, '40s, and '50s.

If such splendid houses as Phoenix Press Pages: His Gun in Cheek was a wickedly humorous collection of unbelievable plots, poor characterization, unlikely language and just plain dumbness in his favorite genre; here he presents another collection, subtitled "an affectionate guide to more of the 'worst' in mystery fiction.".

A humorous and good-natured study of alternative crime fiction, the Edgar Award-nominated Gun in Cheek celebrated the neglected classics of substandard mystery writing.

After years of additional research into comically awful literature, author Bill Pronzini returns with Son of Gun in Cheek, a compendium of even more twisted treasures for Brand: Dover Publications.

Gun in Cheek: An Affectionate Guide to the worst in Mystery Fiction by Bill Pronzini; Ed McBain Gun in Cheek | "This is fabulously funny stuff." -- John D. MacDonald "Bill Pronzini surveys the worst crime fiction -- not just the average inferior product, but the junk classics, works that achieve a heroic degree of : Dover Publications.

Gun in Cheek is Bill Pronzini’s backhanded salute to the “Best of the Worst,” books and stories that pushed the envelope of language to the breaking point and beyond. The blurb on the back says it all: Gun in Cheek is a delightful exploration. "This is fabulously funny stuff." — John D. MacDonald.

Good-natured and witty, this unique compilation samples the very best of the very worst in 20th-century mystery writing. In addition to their pure entertainment value, these excerpts and appraisals of "alternative classics" offer a historical perspective on the development and mores of modern-day crime fiction.

Bill Pronzini. Gun in Cheek. Signed by Bill on the ffep. Signed edition. Seen most often as “popular” fiction, science fiction and romance books. This is the result of oxidation of both organic and iron impurities left behind during the paper making date: Read "Gun in Cheek An Affectionate Guide to the "Worst" in Mystery Fiction" by Bill Pronzini available from Rakuten Kobo.

"This is fabulously funny stuff." — John D. MacDonald "Bill Pronzini surveys the worst crime fiction — not just the aver Brand: Dover Publications.

A humorous and good-natured study of alternative crime fiction, the Edgar Award-nominated Gun in Cheek celebrated the neglected classics of substandard mystery writing. The author of Gun in Cheek, a similarly affectionate send-up of crime fiction, Pronzini provides a comic survey that will delight all fans of popular Western fiction.

Reprint of the Crossover Press, Minneapolis and San Francisco, edition. Get this from a library. Gun in Cheek. [Bill Pronzini] -- ""This is fabulously funny stuff.""--John D.

MacDonald. Good-natured and witty, this expert compilation samples the best of the worst in 20th-century mystery writing.

Introduction by Ed McBain. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Gun in Cheek by Bill Pronzini (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!Check out this great listen on "The prolific Pronzini not only writes a lot of mysteries (The Nameless Detective series), he obviously reads a lot of them too - but not all of what he reads is good.

His Gun in Cheek was a wickedly humorous collection of unbelievable plots, p. Gun in Cheek was originally published just over thirty years ago, in It was reprinted in by Mysterious Press, who also published Son the same year.

Why both these books haven't been reprinted since I don't know, but that's publishing for you. Pronzini cheerfully admits that Son is a "hugger-mugger," but, he adds, it's a "funny hugger.