From: James Rogers (
Date: 06 Apr 2000

At 10:11 PM 4/6/00 -0500, Martha wrote:
>until the dvd quit working (after an hour and 19 minutes-- the suspense is
>killing me!), i spent the evening watch kurosawa's HIGH&LOW. i don't know
>what the general opinion on this film is, but i was totally riveted by the
>story and sincerely stunned by the professionalism of the direction and
>acting. wow.
>my gushing aside, i know the film is based on a mcbain book (87th PRECINCT?)
>and was wondering if it is as high quality as the film. i've never ready
>any mcbain-- is this one ok to start with, or is it not worth it?

  McBain is like Kurosawa....even the bad stuff is worth your time. I would say start with McBain's _The Mugger_ but almost all of them are good.


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