RE: RARA-AVIS: Dorothy B. Hughes' Nasty Twins

From: Robison Michael R CNIN (
Date: 14 Dec 2002

Ed Lynskey wrote: I finished reading Dorothy B. Hughes THE SO BLUE MARBLE. In a by-the-numbers murder mystery, she sure created a set of cold-blooded nasty antagonists in the Montefierrow twins. With their "trick" canes and spiked cigarettes, they stand out. I'm not sure if the novel is hb, but these villians are evil with a capital E.
************ I understand there's an element of science fiction in the book. Is that correct? I also heard that the book is a bit surrealistic. That would be a big change from RIDE THE PINK HORSE, which was straight clean fiction.

Did you like the book?

And I can understand your comment: "villians are evil with a capital E." The PINK HORSE had some very wicked flash- backs into Sailor's childhood. Reminiscent of Faulkner or Derek Raymond.


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