I just came across the news that there’s some free literature up on the web in the form of Chicago Tribune reviewer Dick Adler’s Men’s Adventure, which is being serialized over at the Rap Sheet. He’s not the first to do this, and it’s something I’ve considered doing myself at some point.

With the first chapter, we’ve already got sweet paragraphs like this one:

They had hired a boozed-out magazine writer named Jim Thompson with a couple of pulp crime novels to his credit as managing editor of Saga downstairs. Thompson lasted about six months; he eventually got fired for trying to start a union of writers and editors, and moved on to the same job on the less-demanding Police Gazette.

Just enjoy the damned thing already