Re: RARA-AVIS: "Passing" onto Iceberg Slim and Donald Goines

Robert E. Skinner (
Thu, 21 Jan 1999 13:37:46 -0600 > Maybe we all should read one of these. I guarantee you, they make
> Chandler, Hammett and the rest of the boys read like candy.

I agree. Beck is good, and Goines sometimes approaches Himes in his
plotting and characterization. I'm thinking particularly of DADDY COOL
and the Kenyatta series. Both Beck and Goines are accorded considerable
respect among French critics.

Robert E. Skinner, Director
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