RARA-AVIS: Get/Carter

From: K Montin ( kmontin@total.net)
Date: 15 Jun 2002

The discussion on get reminded me of these lines:

I'm so tired, I'm feeling so upset Although I'm tired, I'll have another cigarette And curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get . . .


Trying to stay ahead, I've just read Carter, by Ted Lewis (first pub. as Jack's Return Home), with a youngish Michael Caine on the cover. A tough guy returns home (north) from London for his brother's funeral and stays to seek revenge. First person narrative with an interesting ending, technically speaking. Not sure if I really liked it, though I can see why other Rara-avians have raved. It's a kind of classic of the genre, English style. To me, the great thing is that the big shoot-out involves one, and one only, gun.--Oh, all right, three, but only one is fired. I bet the Stallone version ratcheted it up a notch or two.

I've got a couple of Timlin's (or should that be Timlins?) on the shelf, but am avoiding them for now and heading to the library for some Brookmyre, McDermid or other better prospects.


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