From: Michael Robison ( zspider@gte.net)
Date: 07 Sep 2002

Just finished Burnett's LITTLE CAESAR. I guess it was the first hardboiled gangster novel, inspiring a bunch of gangster films. The New York Times Book Review said, "An unusually good story, full of sharp, objective obser- vation... you are constantly interested, amused, and excited." The most positive thing I can say about it is that it was short. For the most part, I thought it was a crummy little book about crummy little people.


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