RE: RARA-AVIS: dissing vachss: Blue

From: Todd Mason (
Date: 19 Feb 2002

Well, then perhaps he already doesn't like me. I've noted here and elsewhere that while I admire his cause, his Burke novels strike me as goofy ultraviolet (even more than ultraviolent) DOC SAVAGE-ish exercises. I like some of his other work a Lot better. TM

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In a message dated 2/19/02 11:49:08 AM, writes:

<< I guess on some level he has to see himself as an author, turning out quality stuff, but the message IS the work. >>

    From the interviews I've read with AV, he's pretty touchy about any suggestion that his work lacks literary brilliance.


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