----- Original Message ----- From: Mark Sullivan <
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email@example.com> Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 2:06
AM Subject: RARA-AVIS: David Peace/Nineteen Seventy
> I ran across the above book today in a used
> The back jacket copy reads:
> In Nineteen Seventy Four, David Peace brings the passion and stylistic
> bravado of a James Ellroy novel to this terrifyingly intense journey
> into a secret history of sexual obsession, greed and sadism -- the
> finest British crime debut since Derek Raymond's He Dies With His Eyes
> Now that is high praise, even if it does mistakenly call Raymond's book
> a debut (under that name, sure, but he'd written many as Robin Cook).
> However it's ad copy, not even a credited blurb. So, how is the book
> really? Anyone know?
For my money 1974 is extraordinarily good (the follow-up,
1977, is even better - the best Britihsh hardboiled novel
I've ever read, probably the best British novel of any sort
of the last decade).
BTW I suppose He Died With His Eyes Open was Robin Cook's
first crime novel
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