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Old 07-24-2011, 11:31 AM   #1
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They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

I just noticed that Horace McCoy's They Shoot Horses, Don't They? is now available for Kindle, for $4.99. Seems to be exclusively at Amazon, but I converted to epub with Calibre, and it looks nicely formatted, at least at first glance.

Amazon has a few other McCoy titles for sale, but those are free at Munseys.
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Old 07-24-2011, 03:40 PM   #2
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Thanks for that, Catlady. I've got They Shoot Horses, Don't They? in a collection called American Noir of the 1930s and 40s, published by the Library of America. I hadn't heard of McCoy before I read it. I wonder if any of his other stories are worth reading?
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It's the only one I've read by Horace McCoy--inspired by having seen the movie.
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Thanks for posting that, Catlady. I haven't read it and only vaguely remember the movie but the book looks interesting.

I found this description of one of his stories at Munseys that is not at Amazon, Trapped in Silver, and in the process, this interesting website, Pulp Serenade.

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the somewhat mysterious first-person narrator, whose identity is never fully explained. It appears that he is a screenwriter, or filmmaker of some type, who is accompanying Police Sergeant Donovan as he investigates the seemingly natural death of a millionaire doctor. But as he begins to question those closest to the deceased, Donovan begins to suspect that there may be more than meets the eye.
http://www.pulpserenade.com/2009/06/...silver-by.html
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Thanks for posting that, Catlady. I haven't read it and only vaguely remember the movie but the book looks interesting.

I found this description of one of his stories at Munseys that is not at Amazon, Trapped in Silver, and in the process, this interesting website, Pulp Serenade.

http://www.pulpserenade.com/2009/06/...silver-by.html
The movie is terrific.

Thanks--I think--for leading me to another site with info about pulps, which resulted in my adding another 50 or so stories to my e-reader ...
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Thanks--I think--for leading me to another site with info about pulps, which resulted in my adding another 50 or so stories to my e-reader ...
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