RE: RARA-AVIS: RE: Hard-Boiled and Pronzini

From: Words from the Monastery (
Date: 20 May 2000

How so? Since when is an opinion uninformed simply because it doesn't agree with your own?

volente Deo,

Anthony Dauer Alexandria, Virginia

"The dead are heavy, after all."
 -Will Christopher Baer, "Penny Dreadful"

Hard-Boiled Noir Discussion

> From: Of Dick Lochte
> Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2000 3:06 PM
> One of the main things I've liked about this list is that, though we may
> disagree on a number of aspects about crime writing, we're usually on the
> same page about the genre. The negative comments about Bill Pronzini are
> jaw-droppers. Childish? Marginal? The later opinion is quite plainly
> uninformed. From his first novel about his nameless detective,
> Pronzini has
> been a powerful presence. That's not an opinion; it's a matter of record.
> Thirty years at the game and still going strong. He's about as marginal as
> Ed McBain.

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