Re: RARA-AVIS: J.D. MacDonald

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 20 Apr 2002

Not me, George, I read them all more or less when they were published. I enjoyed them, even as the schtick got tedious, but the misogyny would keep me from wanting to reread them, with all the wonderful books still waiting for me. Envy me--I've read one only Pelecanos and two Rankins!

> At any rate, Joy, I suggest reading the MacDonalds you
> have in order. I actually don't think McGee develops
> much as a character through the series, but MacDonald
> does. Which is saying something, as THE DEEP BLUE
> GOOD-BY is about as strong a novel as anyone could
> wish for. You do have to be prepared for a certain
> amount of what appears to be misogyny and homophobia;
> after a while, though, I noticed that McGee is pretty
> much down on anyone who takes seriously anything but a
> job well done, a good time, romance, and fun. So the
> guys and the straights get their share of
> disparagement too.

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