154 — The Quebec Connection: The Penetrator #15

So it’s come to this: at long last, we follow up on a long-buried tip and try to get to the bottom of men’s adventure’s most underwhelming series, The Penetrator # 15: The Quebec Connection. Folks, we got the shaft!

Turns out, this book is less “fun insane romp through zesty prose and reactionary 70s politics” and more “bordering on hate speech” with brief interludes of incredibly detailed bus routes and descriptions of … driving in Buffalo. Safe to say this book will neither grow on you nor show you anything you particularly want to see, but the episode finds some decent veins to work on.

NOTE: because of Clsn’s screw-up, we were NOT able to record with Iain McIntyre this time around, but you should still check out the book he and Andrew Nette edited, Sticking It to the Man: Revolution and Counterculture in Pulp and Popular Fiction, 1950 to 1980.

NOTE 2: We bought our copies used, and got the cover you see above. Apparently, and upsettingly, there are new copies available (Clsn was wrong AGAIN!), which you should absolutely avoid, but which do have a cover that really plays up the Quebec and really plays down anything having to do with the book.