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

From: James Rogers (
Date: 02 Jan 2000

At 11:03 PM 1/1/00 -0600, Ned F. wrote:

>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
         As I may have mentioned, I am a nut on literature from and set in the 19th century, but I haven't quite succumbed to the O'Brian fad. I enjoy the books, and I conceed that they don't slavishly imitate the life of Lord Nelson or the Horatio Hornblower stories, but I can't yet see the claim to literature that their fans make. For my money I'll take Hammett. Or Thackeray, for that matter.


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