Monthly Archives: December 2008

The Reluctant Enthusiast


As so often happens after the death of a celebrated author, it’s become somewhat fashionable in literary circles to memorialize the legendary writer Emerson LaSalle, who passed away suddenly–under circumstances befitting one of his own “pulp”-style adventure stories– around this time last year.

Everybody, it seems, has a LaSalle story. Countless websites and blog posts have cropped up, and at this point, it’s become almost impossible to separate the true tales from the apocrypha (which, I imagine, is just how LaSalle himself would have wanted it).

Anyway. In my opinion, the best of these can be found here. I’m not a scholar, just a fan, and as such I’m definitely interested to hear more about this posthumous Atomic Bob trilogy.