Re: RARA-AVIS: Macdonald fav's

William Denton (
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 03:20:03 -0500 (EST) On 11 March 1999, MT wrote:

: My favorites are _The Chill_, _The Far Side of the Dollar_,_The
: Underground Man_, and his early (1947) non-mystery _Blue City_, which
: strongly reminds me of Norman Mailer's great early novels.

Those first three are some of the Lew Archer titles I remember most
favourably. I'm sure any Macdonald fan would recommend them. _Blue City_
may not be a mystery, but it's classic hardboiled story: man comes to
town (here, the town he left as a youth) and proceeds to bust it wide
open. It was made into a Brat Pack movie in the '80s; I think I saw it
and I think it was nothing special.

I'm a sucker for anything where a guy comes to town and stirs up trouble,
or anything where someone wakes up next to a dead body.


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