The Hang Fire Books Blog

The rantings of an online bookseller
in Brooklyn, New York.

Epic battles in the Salvation Army

Homeric journeys to the post office

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Gay Rebels

Title: The Gay Rebels (Unique Book #nn)
Author: Larry Price
Artist: Eric Stanton
Year: 1966

"Fire Island Queers and Their Gay Muscle Boys... A true-to-life novel about gay tourists who come to Fire Island for a summer of black leather exhibitions and a spanking good time!...MOTORCYCLE JACKETS, HOT-BLOODED HUSTLERS, SWISHY QUEENS!"

Categories: Gay Male

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Junkie / Narcotic Agent

(Click here to see the full wraparound)

Title: Junkie / Narcotic Agent (ACE D-15)
Author: William Lee (William S. Burroughs) / Maurice Helbrant
Artist: Al Rossi
Year: 1953

Categories: Drug Use, Hot-Blooded Classics

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Golden Spike

(Click here for the full wraparound cover)

Title: The Golden Spike (Ballantine 2)
Author: Hal Ellson
Artist: Robert Maguire
Year: 1952

"This is a drug addict. He is 16. This angry novel tells his story with truth and compassion"

Categories: Drug Use

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

LSD Orgy

Title: LSD Orgy (Companion Book CB19)
Author: Marcus Miller
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1967

 "Their psychedelic sin-trip passed the point of no return"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Drug Use

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Street Law

I just discovered this sinister track "Goodbye My Friend" (from Enzo Castellari’s 1974 Death Wish clone: Il Cittadino Si Ribella aka Street Law) on a vinyl comp of Italian film scores from The M & G Orchestra. The vinyl version sounds superior and might be a variant. The disk has another 5-6 great tracks and was one of my better recent record finds.

In the Shadows

Title: In the Shadows (Midwood No. F139)
Author: Joan Ellis
Artist: Robert Maguire
Year: 1962

"She longed to declare a love that the world would not accept... Was it right to love her brother's wife so passionately?"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Lesbians and Lesbiana

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Sl*t's Paradise

Title: Slut's Paradise (RAVEN RB 731)
Author: Marc Haynes
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1965

He ran a hotel for high priced bimbos and leering lesbians...

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Lesbians and Lesbiana