Re: RARA-AVIS: First Joe Gores novel

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 29 Jul 2002

Apologies for the Subject Tag to my original posting which would've been more accurate to say "My First Joe Gores Novel." It certainly wasn't the author's first novel.

Over the weekend I had the time to read Mr. Gores'
"Come Morning" and enjoyed the layered plot twists as well as his spare prose style. Crisp descriptions of rock climbing were included as well though I know nothing about the topic.

Again, the protagonist (a con just released from San Quentin) has to prep himself physically and mentally for his "quest."

PREDATORS is at top of my TBR. Appreciate the recommendation.

Ed Lynskey

--- JIM DOHERTY <> wrote:
> Ed,
> Re your comment below:
> > Just finished my first Joe Gore novel, Dead Man
> > (1993), an PI book with an interesting twist.
> Interesting that you entitled this thread "First Joe
> Gore(s) novel," and then mentioned the first one you
> actually read.
> Having enjoyed DEAD MAN (which I agree is a hell of a
> read), you might also enjoy the first novel Gores
> wrote (or at least had published), A TIME OF
> PREDATORS, for which he won the Edgar in the First
> Novel category. DEAD MAN recycles many of the plot
> devices and themes from PREDATORS. Both deal with
> protagonists who, wanting to avenge the death of a
> loved one (an estranged wife in PREDATORS, a wife and
> child in DEAD MAN), make themselves over into fighting
> machines. In DEAD MAN, of course, the hero is, at
> least nominally, a professional, but in PREDATORS the
> hero is a Stanford University professor (though with
> military combat experience) who has to rebuild
> himself practically from scratch.


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