Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Fredric Brown news...

From: James Rogers (
Date: 08 Jan 2000

At 11:18 AM 1/8/00 -0800, MT wrote:
>The lack of reprints suggests that an entire
>generation of mystery readers has grown up without
>knowing about Fredric Brown. It's sad, though he isn't
>the only great writer to tall into oblivion. The
>revolution of the mystery genre of the eighties
>(Paretsky, Grafton, etc.) wasn't all good.
>On the other hand, it's hard to imagine *any* reader
>not liking Brown. He's one of the most fun writers (as
>well as one of the greatest) in the mystery and SF

             I believe that I have only read _one- mystery by Brown; _The Screaming Mimi_. I didn't care for it. I have _They All Killed Grandma_ but I don't think I have ever read it. On the other hand, I thought his SF was very good and often rather funny.


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