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Pulp Fiction

posted Oct 2, 2016, 8:21 AM by Viktor Zólyomi   [ updated Oct 2, 2016, 8:21 AM ]
1994 saw the release of Quentin Tarantino's undisputed masterpiece, Pulp Fiction. Building on his previous outing, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction presents a cinematic universe of black comedy crime fiction filled with larger than life characters ranging from philosophizing hitmen through stoic retired boxers and badass crime bosses to problem solving professionals and retired army officers who have a terrible history with a certain gold watch.

To say that Pulp Fiction served as a major inspiration to Con City would be an understatement. While the first Con City novel directly pays homage to an iconic scene from the movie, Pulp Fiction's influence extends to far greater lengths than that single scene. The world of Con City is a literary universe of black comedy crime fiction. True, it gets a lot more crazy than Pulp Fiction, but even Pulp Fiction had its fair share of batshit insane moments, such as the infamous metal potato speech (one of Christopher Walken's finest moments) and the scene in the car with Marvin. Just imagine if Pulp Fiction was a novel and had lot more crazy shit like that in there. That, in a nutshell, is what's at the heart of Con City.

And if you've never seen Pulp Fiction: what? What? How have you not seen this legendary masterpiece? Go watch it right now. It won an Oscar, you know.