--- Paul Farrell <
> I read James M Cain's The Butterfly a couple of days
> ago. I'd say it's the
> best Cain novel I've read since The Postman Always
> Rings Twice. It's like a
> more entertaining version of an Erskine Caldwell
> novel, with its hillbilly
> setting and redneck characters.
Agreed. The naturalistic vein of JM Cain! There is another
very good novel by Cain, unjustly forgotten: GALATEA. The
story of an obese praying mantis .... Worth to search for
However if you look for other novels from his long
production, beware. Some are really dull. But here and there
you could find a gem besides the 4 tiles you mention. Galatea
is one of them.
E.Borgers HARD-BOILED MYSTERIES http://www.geocities.com/Athens/6384
POLAR NOIR http://www.geocities.com/polarnoir
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