RARA-AVIS: Willocks's Green River

From: Juri Nummelin ( jurnum@utu.fi)
Date: 30 Aug 2001

On Wed, 29 Aug 2001, Cristoforo wrote:

> Willocks's Bad City Blues maybe a bit overwritten and a tad pretentious, but
> it had extreme situations and great, edgy characters. Quite memorable.

Yes, it is. It hooked me, but from time to time I found myself wondering, is this believable in any sense of the word?

> BTW, the author is a psychiatrist at a British prison as I recall, where,
> not coincidentally his "Green River Rising" takes place. Although populated
> with more borderline (and not so borderline) psychopaths, I found GRR less
> interesting, a little more formulaic in a Hollywood sense. But Bad City
> Blues is the berries.

"Green River Rising" takes place in an American prison, not in a British one, if I remember correctly. There was supposed to be a movie on this, but nothing comes to mind.


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