RARA-AVIS: Halliday and Boucher

From: Robison Michael R CNIN ( Robison_M@crane.navy.mil)
Date: 07 Aug 2002

Bill Crider said: That book of Anthony Boucher's reviews that I've mentioned here before covers a good bit of the 1940s. Boucher reviewed the Shayne novels of that era very favorably.

************* Thanks, Bill. I'm wanting to pick up those two volumes of Boucher's reviews. MURDER OFF THE RACK came yesterday and I read some of your essay on Harry Whittington, but I backed off before I went too far. Other than some recommendations on good titles, I like to read something by an author first, form my own opinions, and then see what the experts say. That means I can read Collins's article on Thompson, Gorman's essay on Williams, and Westlake's comments on Rabe. I'll have to work on getting some of the other titles discussed in the book. I don't have any of them.

on Brett Halliday:

I've got Halliday's TASTE FOR VIOLENCE coming. Yesterday was a pretty good day, really. Aside from finishing Rabe's THE BOX, I ordered several other new books: Daly's SNARL OF THE BEAST, Raymond's I WAS DORA SUAREZ, Frohock's NOVEL OF VIOLENCE IN AMERICA, and, I believe, something by Day Keene.


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