RARA-AVIS: you're HOW old?

From: Mike Cunningham ( mike@imagebusiness.com)
Date: 06 Jan 2000

Howdy. I was born in 1969 (close to the moonwalk as was someone else here) and first came to hard boiled when I was about twelve. I believe the authors were John D. MacDonald and Ed McBain. Somehow at my young age, I perceived them to be somewhat less than accomplished and preferred stuff like Frederick Forsyth and Jack Higgins (a different genre, I guess). Later, in university I read The Grifters and became fanatical about Jim Thompson. However, that did not immediately lead me to other hardboiled authors. More recently, a friend of mine introduced me to James M. Cain and from there, the deluge has begun...

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<location>Durham, Ontario</location>
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