RARA-AVIS: Re: Fred Zackel [was What was the question?]

From: Doug Bassett ( dj_bassett@yahoo.com)
Date: 03 Feb 2000

Hello Mr. Zackel. I'm the guy who mentioned your name. I just discovered COCAINE AND BLUE EYES and it's a marvelous book. One of the best of "the Sixties are over and the Seventies suck" hardboiled books I've ever read, actually.

I'm ashamed to say it, but to tell you the truth I've never heard of you or your books before. (I had no idea you were on the list!) I found it in an old used paperback store, and I bought it soley because Ross Macdonald blurbed it. I don't remember him doing a lot of that.

My questions:

Is there a sequel to COCAINE?

Have you written anything else?

What were your influences while writing COCAINE? Parts of the book remind me of Stone's DOG SOLDIERS. Had you read that?

How the heck did OJ Simpson, of all people, get cast as Brennen in the TV movie version of your story? Although you don't really describe him, I pictured a skinny white guy, a Kris Kristofferson type.

Thanks again for a great book (one which I'd recommend to everyone out there).


--- Frederick Zackel < fzackel@wcnet.org> wrote:
> Somebody mentioned my name. I confess I was
> daydreaming and missed the
> question.
> Wishing everyone the best...
> Frederick Zackel

===== Doug Bassett dj_bassett@yahoo.com
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