Friday, November 8, 2013

MAN'S Fiction: Weasels Ripped My Flesh!

No. Not the Frank Zappa album...

THIS BOOK COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE.

How do you survive an attack by a horde of bloodthirsty weasels or killer turtles? Escape the clutches of a lust-crazed jungle nympho? Make conversation with a peyote-smoking beatnik? Conduct oneself at a lesbian party? Nowadays, most people haven't got a clue. But readers of vintage men's adventure magazines did. They read about these scenarios in pulpy periodicals like Real Men, Man's Life, True Men Stories, Untamed, Exotic Adventures, Sir! and Gusto.

From the jungles to the deserts to the mean city streets, the men's adventure magazines of the 1950s, '60s and '70s left no male interest or fantasy unexplored, offering war stories, exotic adventure yarns, "true, first-hand" accounts of white-knuckle clashes between man and beast, and spicy tales of sadistic frauleins and tropical white queens hungry for male companionship...Topped off with salacious exposes of then-shocking subjects like free love, the Beat Generation, homosexuality, LSD and the secret horniness hidden in calypso lyrics.

Josh Alan Friedman (Black Cracker) and Wyatt Coyle (Stop Requested) join collector and historian Robert Deis of MensPulpMags.com for a guided safair through a jaw-dropping collection of classic men's adventure magazine stories in the first anthology from the genre ever published.

Packed with pulp fiction created by writers who later went on to greater fame, sensational illustrations by masters of men's pulp art and wacky ads taken from the magazine's back pages, Weasels Ripped My Flesh! is your passport to a gonzo world where every dame was a femme fatale or scantily clad damsel in distress and manly men fought small mammals bare-handed.

Includes work by Lawrence Block, Harlan Ellison, Mario Puzo, Robert Silverberg, among others.

2 comments:

Pier Roberto Giannelli said...

I don't think the book could ever live up to the review.

Writer said...

One would hope. I scanned the Table of Contents hoping any stories dealing with lesbians or homosexuality in general would stand out - I'm sure those are hilarious - but sadly none did. lol