Re: RARA-AVIS: horace mccoy

From: Scott Owen (
Date: 25 Jan 2002

You can't go wrong with HORSES. It's not only McCoy's best book, it belongs on any noir/hardboiled top 20. The only problem is that it makes the rest of McCoy's books (IMHO) look pallid in comparison.

Writers are always swinging for the fences. Once in a while, they hit them.


>ok, what about horace mccoy? what would you recommend by
>him? there's quite a bit of his work in print. i would tend to lean
>towards _they shoot horses, don't they_, simply because i've
>heard of the movie, but that doesn't make it his best book.
>thank you, miker

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