RARA-AVIS: Gil Brewer

From: Robison Michael R CNIN ( Robison_M@crane.navy.mil)
Date: 16 Aug 2002

MrT said about BACKWOODS TEASER: Some of Brewer's work is less than fabulous*. I don't recall this particular title, but I would wait until the walking encyclopedias of Rara-Avis give it the nod. He could get campy, feverish, even drippy, and some of his plots are even more ridiculous than Thompson's worst ones
(e.g. The Golden Gizmo). In any case, he's definitely noir.

The title Backwoods Teaser sounds pretty racy. Actually, Brewer wrote great sex scenes. He knew how to create sexual tension. I don't know of any goldmedalist that surpasses him in this area. Which goes to show that every Gold Medal has something of value.

****************** I went back thru the archives and found several recommended titles by Brewer: PLAY IT HARD, THREE-WAY SPLIT, GIRL FROM HATEVILLE, A KILLER IS LOOSE, and WILD. I bought WILD. I skipped BACKWOODS TEASER. I now know why Peter Rabe ended up with such terrible titles... Brewer took all the good ones.


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