Pulp Appeal: Switchblade #5

Posted: May 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

Switchblade 4 was good… but I liked Switchblade #5 just a bit better. Interested in seeing what’s going on in indie crime fiction? You owe it to yourself to pick this bad mother up.

Broadswords and Blasters

If you want to read some of the best crime fiction being written today, you owe it to yourself to pick up this issue of SWITCHBLADE magazine. More than good time girls and hard luck guys, the stories in SWITCHBLADE shows humanity at its most desperate but stops short of being voyeuristic. Each of the broken souls in the stories remains, at the end of the day, human, and to their credit, each of the authors featured zoom in on that characteristic and challenges the reader to not sympathize but definitely empathize with the characters contained within. There are stories of rotten luck and worse choices, of unintended consequences and occasional moments of grace.

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