RARA-AVIS: JD MacDonald / Sam Spade -- two topics

From: Bludis Jack ( buildsnburns@yahoo.com)
Date: 22 Apr 2002

I wrote of J.D.--
<< One of his books, which I think transcends genre, and tells a story of the times is "A Key to the Suite." >>

Jim Blue wrote--
<<I agree with you, Jack, and I think "A Flash Of

Green" passes the same test.>>

Additional comment:

And "A Flash of Green" is better than "A Key to the Suite." I forgot about that one because I don't have a copy on my shelves.

I don't have a copy of that one, but if memory serves me correctly, "A Flash of Green" is his first "big" novel and maybe the first to hit the best seller list.

One memorable line--paraphrased--"If any other organism was doing to earth what man is doing, we would consider it the worst plague in the history of the planet."

(OK, I said it was paraphrased, and from memory yet.)

John D. was a great stylist, and he told a damn good story as well.

Jack Bludis

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