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Pulp – Book Review

Pulp by Robin Talley 

About The Book 

In 1955 eighteen-year-old Janet Jones must keep the love she shares with her best friend a secret. As in the age of McCarthyism to be gay is to sin. But when Janet discovers a series of books about women falling in love with other women, it awakens something in her. As she juggles a romance she must keep hidden and a new-found ambition to write and publish her own story, she risks exposing herself – and Marie – to a danger all too real.
Sixty-two years later, Abby Cohen can’t stop thinking about her senior project – classic 1950s lesbian pulp fiction. She feels especially connected to one author, ‘Marian Love’, and becomes determined to track her down and discover her true identity. Is Abby prepared for what she will find?
(Taken from Goodreads) 

About The Author 
Robin Talley is an American author of young adult books. Talley has worked as a communications strategist for nonprofit organisations “focusing on educational equity, gay rights, women’s rights, and beyond”. Her novels feature racially diverse and LGBTQ+ characters.


My Thoughts
Having recently ‘come out’ myself, I really enjoyed reading Pulp. It kept me very busy on a long train ride last weekend as I was absorbed into its pages. Not knowing anything about lesbian Pulp Fiction and not being around in the 1950’s, I found it very interesting to read, it was a nice little history lesson for me. I was also very happy with the plot twist. 😉 

Rated 4/5 on Goodreads 

Photos of the book, where taken by me, for this blog post. 


Blogger, and book enthusiast. English Literature and Creative Writing student.

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