Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Pelecanos

From: a.n.smith (
Date: 07 Feb 2000

> It seems to me
> Pelacanos is trying to write a straight novel with hard boiled elements.I
> think he would have a more powerful story if most of it were stripped

I think if he did that, it would have been a good read, and then I'd have forgotten about it, and it wouldn't matter all that much. But I think this is one that'll be around for a long time and will one day be considered a classic because of all it seems to be doing "wrong."

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