RARA-AVIS: The Wrong Venus

Wed, 10 Nov 1999 10:04:11 +600

THE WRONG VENUS isn't hardboiled, but it's definitely worth reading. Isn't that the one with the old pulp writer who's constantly coming up with outrageous plots? Also very funny are THE DIAMOND BIKINI and UNCLE SAGAMORE AND HIS GIRLS, which someone has already mentioned. Great examples of the use of the naive narrator in the Huck Finn vein. Williams was an enormously talented guy.

His first two novels, HILL GIRL and BIG CITY GIRL are both worth looking at as well.

Bill Crider

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