Re: RARA-AVIS: Several thanks

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 11 Sep 2002

----- Original Message ----- From: "Robison Michael R CNIN" <>

> Was it you, Al, that mentioned you had read
> O'Hara's APPOINTMENT TO SAMARRA, and when you looked at it
> here recently you didn't much care for it and attributed it
> to hardening of the emotions due to an overdose of hardboiled?
> I started it today. Its set in an interesting time period,
> at the beginning of the Great Depression. And I notice it's
> published in 1934, same year as Cain's POSTMAN.

That was me. I like a lot of action in my books these days (I always did, but I used to have a higher tolerance level for interior dialogue). That's not to say APPOINTMENT's a bad book, merely one which takes a long time to get where it's going.


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