Re: RARA-AVIS: BUG ALERT(Blown away)

From: Ned Fleming (
Date: 02 Jan 2000

Here's my, uh, five:

1. Ross Macdonald 2. James Ellroy 3. Raymond Chandler 4. (This space available) 5. (This space available)

To be honest, the above three just barely make the "blown away" cut. None of them compare to the -- what do I call it? -- sudden intuitive realization of reading a masterpiece as Patrick O'Brian's
"Master and Commander" gave me. But O'Brian operates in another genre, heck, I'll say it, another level, than does hardboiled literature.

Peter Walker wrote:


> Anyway it is my new years resolution to lible everyone on the list -
> where's Ned when we need him?

I'm right here, jamcracker, waiting to butter your necktie if you get out of line. Oh, and I agree with Ellroy's assessment of Burke.

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