But nor do they go for the dime-novel fabulism like Lipsyte's Times battery mate Arthur Daley.
Asked Vanstruther to go down with me, but one of his dime-novel heroes is ill or something of that sort, and he's off the list.
"I never read a dime-novel in my life," she interrupted, indignantly.
"M'Gibbon's been reading some dime-novel, I suppose," said one club man.
If you're trying to scare me by that dime-novel talk I guess you've hit the wrong man.
We're not here on a joy-ride, Major, so I reckon we'll leave out the dime-novel adventures.
From the pocket of the last to respond protruded the unmistakable cover of a dime-novel.
Clinical psychiatry, however, has been content with the dime-novel type of character delineation.
"Thank you," returned Average Jones, enormously entertained by the dime-novel setting which his host had provided for him.
No dime-novel scout was ever more unerring in his aim than I would be if I could only get another aim.