Well, I must thank the people who recommended INTERFACE as
the Joe Gores book to read. It was great! I read it all in
one go. I hope people were able to find copies of it, even
though it's out of print. If not, keep an out for it.
This is the sort of book I like: fast, tight and tough; and
the hero seems bad, then he seems good, then you just can't
tell. He certainly didn't take any guff. I clued in about
half or two-thirds of the way in that he was actually Docker,
but it didn't detract at all, just made me wonder why he was
doing it. It came to a nice end and all wrapped up before a
complete day had passed. A very nice little package of a
book. I think there are some people on the list from San
Francisco. What did you make of it?
I've read HAMMETT, also by Gores, but I don't think anything
else. I was in some second-hand bookstores yesterday and saw
32 CADILLACS, one of his DKA novels, but it had blurbs saying
it was a wacky, crazy adventure, with laughs and thrills
aplenty, which usually means I won't like it. Should I look
for other DKA stuff, or what?
I took note of all the recent Dan Fortune/"Michael Collins"
talk and picked up SHADOW OF A TIGER, along with MURDER IN
THE RAW by Bruno Fischer (a beat-up Gold Medal). I'm looking
forward to reading them both, especially the Dan
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