Re: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled/Noir Commentary and Criticism

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 05 Aug 2002

I'm joining miker in saying I'm reading lots of new authors, thanks to you people, and also in complaining about having too many books waiting for me.


miker said:
> The bottom line is that finding a good author was a hit-
> or-miss operation. So when I found someone I liked, I
> bought every book they wrote and pretty much worked my way
> thru them. I did that with James Ellroy, Michael Connelly,
> Martin Cruz Smith, and quite a few others.
> But the rara-avis list has changed that. The exposure to
> new authors has been hot and heavy. Although I have whined
> a bit about having some tried-and-true authors' books on
> the shelf waiting on me, the decision to hit a bunch of new
> authors has been totally satisfying. I think that the di-
> verse sampling that it gives me serves to enrich each new
> one I read.

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