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  • By John Knight
    Dec 11, 2018
    For those who think poetry’s not for you put your preconceptions aside and give this novella size book a go. You’ll be surprised by what you find. ‘Beat To A Pulp’ is a verse novel, a genre in where the story is told through poetry instead of prose. Jason Disley is a contemporary Beat poet who has used his love of beat poetry and the noir film and pulp genres to create a fascinating story line blending them together. The result is a fascinating dark brooding tale revolving round crime boss, Jack Rabbit Blood, his floozie Ruby an ensnared singer dying to leave him, Aldous Beech a police detective and Johnny-on-the-Spot. I don’t want to spoil the narrative. What I will let you know is that we’re led into a period world that harks back to Bogart movies, sleazy clubs, dark hearted gangsters with the ‘doll’ desired by two men. All this wrapped up in forty poems that don’t rely on conventional rhyme but on the impact of free form words and Forties and Fifties street lingo. Once you get used... More > to reading the narrative you become immersed in the plot and rich use of language. I loved this so different approach and can see this almost like a movie script or dramatic live performance. So forget your reservations - give this a try. You’ll find it rewarding.< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9780244128555
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Beatnpress
Published
November 4, 2018
Language
English
Pages
156
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.39 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
4.25 wide x 6.88 tall
Product ID
23860090
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