RARA-AVIS: Woolrich, McCoy & Cain

Sat, 3 Apr 1999 23:19:27 EST now I'm really going out on a limb here, but Cornell Woolrich puts me to

I've only read Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, but I certainly wouldn't call Horace
McCoy the equal of James M. Cain off of that. Postman and Double Indemnity
created a structural template which is still being mined today.

I can't even agree with Mario that KTG would make a good movie, which was the
angle on which I was reading the book. the plot is an unfocused mess,
without a clear, central concept. it reads like McCoy was just making it up
as he went along.

John Lau
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