Re: RARA-AVIS: British Noir--Charles Higson

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 26 Jul 2002

----- Original Message ----- From: "Joy Matkowski" <>
> In the end, I was surprised to discover that I liked the book. Part of
> my liking is the satisfying denouement, and part is the relentless
> of a not very sympathetic character that overall rings so true. I'll look
> for something else by Higson when I've made some progress on this stack of
> BritNoir. Does anyone know if Sean Crawley is a continuing character?

KING OF THE ANTS is Sean's finest and only hour. Higson's next best book
(also his darkest and most serious) is HAPPY NOW. FULL WHACK is his funniest. GETTING RID OF MR KITCHEN, an Ortonesque farce, is a big disappointment.


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