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BLB: ‘G-Man vs. the Red X’

Posted by at 10:32 am Friday, January 1, 2016 in Big Little Books, Movies, Novels, Old Time Radio (OTR), Pulp
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

BLB: ‘G-Man vs. the Red X’
The cover of 'G-Man vs. the Red X'

The cover of ‘G-Man vs. the Red X’

Happy New Year! Sorry, didn’t mean to yell. Sensitive to noise, are you? Having trouble reading this with bleary eyes? If so, I’m sure we all understand, and a few of us may even share your state. This blog entry is scheduled to be posted New Year’s Day, but if you weren’t feeling up to reading it then, and wanted to wait a while, that’s perfectly understandable.

So, what did you get for Christmas? I’ll bet more than a few of you got something pulp related. I did. I got a Big Little Book. My first. And let me tell you about it.

Big Little Books. You’ve all seen them. They are those small hardback books, about 3.5- x 4.5-inches in size, printed in the 1930s and 1940s, and meant for kids. Think of them as pulps for third or fourth graders… except they had hardback covers, were small (for small hands), and had lots of illustrations. If there was a subject that a 10-year-old kid would be interested in, it appeared in a Big Little Book.

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