Re: RARA-AVIS: RE: pelecanos

From: a.n.smith (
Date: 24 Sep 2001

> Would the first novel be the best place to start reading Pelecanos, or is
> there another book later in the series that makes a better introduction to
> his writing?

I stated with The Big Blowdown (it was the first time I'd ever heard of him) and then moved on to King Suckerman. The DC Quartet in chronological, but it is not necessary to read them in order. Right As Rain is the beginning of a new series, so there's a starting point, too. But I also think that to read the Stefanos series, starting with A Firing Offense and then moving on to Nick's Trip and Down By The River... will help get the sense of the character as he dives into alcoholism.

Here's better advice: who cares about the order? Read anything of his you can get your hands on.

Neil Smith

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