Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Manville Moon, and Pay-Per-Word

From: David White (
Date: 02 Mar 2000

Wow, I just go and pump Kevin's site and he bashes me... Ouch... Anyway I've like Lehane for a while and I've paid more money for a short book and have enjoyed them too... so now all I can say ARRRGGGHHHH I SAID SOMETHING DUMB SO SUE ME....

On Thu, 2 Mar 2000, Kevin Burton Smith wrote:
> And in the category of "Someone Actually Said That":
> >I don't mind paying 6.99 for a 400 page book, but do for a 180 page book...
> Yeah, well, if page count versus price is the critical standard, I
> guess Dennis Lehane's stuff is good, after all.
> See, Paul, you were naive like me. It turns out it's not the words,
> it's how many of 'em you can get for a dollar. Coming next from
> Dennis Lehane: the Boston area phonebook. Lots of words,
> non-contrived characters and an excellent word-to-price ratio. It's a
> breath of fresh air. Reserve your copy now. You won't want to miss it!
> But I digress....
> Kevin Burton Smith
> The Thrilling Detective Web Site
> This month: The P.I. Poll on Short Fiction, plus new stuff
> from Hugh Lessig, Peter Parmantie and Dave White.

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