Re: RARA-AVIS: Gore Vidal/Edgar Box

From: Rene Ribic (
Date: 13 Feb 2002

> Rene, you must have a huge pile of books like I used to have. ?
> Joy

I wouldn't say huge (although if I still owned every book I've ever bought that WOULD be huge) even though I have more than I can comfortably store, it's just that it's very heavily dominated by HB/noir books (these days) & I'm forever picking up cheap & nasty old pb's that keep turning out to be forgotten or neglected masterpieces but I often pick them up because of the following characteristics (1) it's got yellowing pages (2) a very cheap original cover price & most importantly, (3) a cover with artwork that features gals, gats 'n' gangsters. (That's why I picked up the Box book, as well as having a vague idea that "Box" was a pseudonym for someone famous).

Are you on
> the McGuffin list

Um, I don't think so. What's a McGuffin list?


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