|Vintage Pulp||Aug 5 2009|
Gialli or giallo fiction is an Italian invention roughly equivalent to pulp—which is to say it deals with murder, mystery, and mayhem, as well as elements such as horror and eroticism. Dean Foster’s Donne e guai, aka Women and Trouble, presents a dilemma pulp fans know quite well—that of whether to disregard a dangerous woman’s plea for help. If any of these guys had a functional sense of self-preservation, they’d walk away, but where would be the fun in that? So you know how this turns out. In life, forewarned is forearmed, but in pulp, forewarned just makes for exquisite regrets.