Re: RARA-AVIS: Vachss

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 02 May 2003

Joy Matkowski wrote:
> I've never read a Vachss. The ads and reviews always sound pointlessly
> gruesome. Anyone have suggestions for the best one to start with?

********** I liked his earlier Burke books but after a while the propaganda element started to bore me and his FALSE ALLEGATIONS was pathetic. I gave him another go with SAFE HOUSE which was better but still only mediocre. I've read nothing by him since then. Try one of the Burke's before 1995, such as FLOOD, BLUE BELLE, BLOSSOM, STREGA, HARD CANDY, or SACRIFICE. The earlier the better.

And of course the books are left wing. Any leftist can point out to you that any concept a right winger might hold concerning child protection ends when they are born. Racist dirty white boys with swastika-bearing flags hanging in their garages are a common feature. And the good guys in the Burke novels are a bizarre racial, cultural, and sexual-preference mix that would leave a lefty ecstatic and a righty shuddering. ;-)


# To unsubscribe from the regular list, say "unsubscribe rara-avis" to
#  This will not work for the digest version.
# The web pages for the list are at .

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 02 May 2003 EDT