RARA-AVIS: Street 8

From: abc@wt.net
Date: 19 Apr 2000

I wish I could, as Paul suggests, give a succinct reason why STREET 8 is a masterpiece, but I can't. I just know that I read it when it came out in paper many years ago and was struck by the quality of both the writing and the plotting. And any book I can remember for that long is bound to be worth reading, right?

As for other hardboiled stuff, how about Flannery O'Connor, with stories like "A Good Man Is Hard to Find"? According to Joe Lansdale, O'Connor had a big influence on him.

Bill Crider

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