The trucker pulp fiction of Germany


At Ectomo, John Brownlee has launched an investigation into those books from the former East Germany* that concern the heroic exploits of truck drivers.

Note the fleeing children. Each is rendered with the garish ineptitude of a palsied Mört Drücker, and each reacts to the crushing onslaught of Der Katastrophen Truck with bizarre discordance. Perhaps most understandable of all their reactions, the eyes of the first child seem drawn to the hovering ghostly head — as massive as the sun — of who I can only imagine to be Der Katastrophen Trucker-King himself, Michael Connors.


DDR Pulps [Ectomo]