Re: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled Classics 1998

From: Rene Ribic (
Date: 03 Jun 2002

> The reprint of this list didn't engender much comment; maybe more in
> than now. I was wondering a couple things, though: First, whether the
> members who voted back in '98 thought the list still holds up for the
> part (as Al commented, there were at least a couple of surprises).
> I've read nearly all of the finalists, with the exception of those
that made
> up the four-way tie for 8th place:
> 8:The Big Clock
> 8:You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up
> 8:The Talented Mr Ripley
> 8:The Chill
> Of these, would my fellow avians care to opine on which I should first
> pursue? Thanks for your help.
> Best Regards, Erick
They're all good books but I'd have to say THE BIG CLOCK is my least favourite of the 4. I particularly liked YOU PLAY THE BLACK & MR RIPLEY but I don't think you'll go wrong with any of them.


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