Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Pulp Novel Review #1 - Shaft's Big Score (1972) author Ernest Tidyman
The lowdown: Rated on a scale from 1 to 10.
Misogyny Level - 10 - Holy crap Shaft doesn't value women much beyond sexual comfort. There's a section where he leads a grieving widow to her room while thinking the best thing he could do for her would be to have sex with her. He decides not to seduce her at the last moment in an attempt to make the reader think highly of his values.
Violence Level - 5 - There's nothing too gristly in the book. Basic shootings and fist fights.
Language Level - 10 - In the PC world we live in this book would be buried. N***er, mother***er, pu**y...this list goes on - and that's just the first couple of pages.