Re: RARA-AVIS: Da Booze

From: Anthony Dauer (
Date: 23 Jul 2001

"A Firing Offense" by George P. Pelecanos

I think "The Long Goodbye" is the Chandler story that starts out with Marlowe meeting this guy in a bar and drinking is a reoccuring event throughout ... don't have my library with me to check. If I'm wrong I'm positive someone will point out my mistake for us.


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> I finally read When The Sacred Gin Mill Closes. Most of you already know
> that Block's novel is many things in addition to a great crime story. It
> to be one of the all time drinking books. Coincidentally, I also recently
> reread The Thin Man, another novel where drinking has an important role,
> written by a person who apparently knew what he was talking about. I
> that a good chunk of Crumley's The Last Good Kiss takes place in bars.
> other alcohol-soaked tales you would recommend? I must be interested
> a bout with a virus has put me on the wagon for a couple of weeks.

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