Re: RARA-AVIS: you're HOW old?

From: Doug Bassett (
Date: 05 Jan 2000

> At any rate, rather than accepting the
> generalizations I've seen posted to
> this group, I'm curious about your ages and reading
> history.
> Teri

Well, right now I'm 32. I read most of the authors on my list in college -- Ross Thomas, Ross Macdonald, Raymond Chandler, Chester Himes. Crumley was a relatively late addition: I stumbled on a bargain bin copy of The Last Good Kiss (in my opinion one of the half-dozen best private eye novels ever written) in a Waldenbooks, of all places, sometime in the early Nineties.

The book that turned me on to the genre, John D. Macdonald's Deep Blue Goodbye, I first read when I was about 14 or so.


===== Doug Bassett
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