RARA-AVIS: D.C. Writers (late)

From: George Upper ( gcupper3@yahoo.com)
Date: 06 Jan 2002

I know I'm a month behind, but I've just finished SHAME THE DEVIL by George Pelecanos and have already recommended the novel to a couple of people. I raced through the last 140 pages (from Bernie getting his sleeping bag out of the truck to the end) and locked myself away from my wife and children for the last 40 or so. I spent the first half of the book wondering how Pelecanos was going to bring all the disparate plot stings together, or even if he would--I thought some might just remain unresolved. But, no, they come together beautifully, and I wasn't disappointed. This is one of those books by which I will judge others for some time to come. I can't wait for the ice to thaw so I can go out and get some more.


===== George C. Upper III, Editor The Lightning Bell Poetry Journal http://www.lightningbell.org/

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