Re: RARA-AVIS: Red Harvest

From: James (
Date: 26 Oct 2001

----- Original Message ----- From: "JIM DOHERTY" <> To: <> Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 3:29 PM Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Red Harvest

> James,
> Re your comment below:
> > I don't know, I kind of like THE DAIN CURSE better
> > (maybe because it's more
> > lurid and I'm just that kinda guy), but I've read
> > RED HARVEST several times
> > and agree that it holds up fine.
> I never said I disliked THE DAIN CURSE. It's one of
> my favorite PI novels (though I do prefer RED
> What I said was that the fact that the serialized
> installments had to do double-duty as stand-alone
> short stories was more obvious in CURSE (as well as in

Yeah, I'd certainly agree that HARVEST flows a little better than CURSE. Didn't mean to imply that you disliked CURSE.

> THE GLASS KEY was also written under these
> constraints, in, in that book, the seams don't show at
> all.

This is the only Hammett novel that I've read only once, and that was nearly thirty years ago. I think I've got to get around to reading it again.

Best, James

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