Re: RARA-AVIS: anonymous rex

From: Chris Bahn (
Date: 21 Mar 2001

-----Original Message----- Kerry wrote:

> I'd be interested to hear what I've missed from those who read on,

I finished the book last night, and have to say it left me cold. As you say, it's a one-joke premise, and gets past plausibility questions by ignoring them. It didn't really push the Chandlerian aspects of the plot past the usual same-old, and the dinosaur aspect just got in the way of the detective story. The twist ending, which I won't spoil, was set up as something you were meant to gasp in shock at, but just left me shaking my head. My opinion aside, the book must have done pretty fair box-office, since there's one sequel published and another on the way.

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