Monday, May 21, 2007



Found a fantastic 2nd hand bookshop on Plymouth Quay called The Book Cupboard and went absolutely hog-wild. Spent £50. The bloke who runs it's a miserable bastard, he actually complained that I'd cleaned him out of John Norman Gor books, and the paperbacks are a tad on the pricey side, but basically it's a fantastic gigantic warehouse of a shop.
Old-school Cybermen, Lee Fucking Marvin and at last.. The Sucking Pit.

8 comments:

St. Anthony said...

I like the idea of a sucking pit.

Dominic Zero said...

I know, been after it for ages just for the title. I really am shallow.

Bookgasm Bruce said...

Point Blank rules! Actually all of the Richard Stark aka Donald Westlake stuff is great.


I know what you mean by pricey used book stores. There is two near me that are just clueless. Charging way to much for a book I can get for half the cover price at another store.

kek-w said...

Ah, fuck...I only just noticed that you finally got The Sucking Pit! Buying Guy N Smith stuff is fucking addictive...!

El Duderino said...

Wierdly enough I just read my first Richard Stark book last week - a Palmer novel, Firebreak, from Hackney library. It was ace.

Palmer is such an amoral motherfucker, and ya always see Marvin when yr reading it.

Dominic Zero said...

I just can't stop buying Guy N Smith books...and Point Blank I've wanted for ages.

El Duderino said...

I meant Parker, not Palmer.

kek-w said...

The only thing I've read by him is The Green Eagle Score...but, yeah, the main character is amoral...or rather, kinda existentially removed from his surroundings; it's like he exists in a moral vacuum or is emotionally disconnected in some way. Are all of Stark's books like that? Did he have Aspergers or something...or is it just a stylistic thing LOL!