Re: RARA-AVIS: MacDonald's Deadly Welcome

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 27 Jun 2003

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> Overall, the novel feels like it was rushed. Too much was crammed into
> small a novel. It originally appeared in a shorter form in "Cosmopolitan"
> JDM novels with that beginning are seldom among his best.

Not quite sure why that should be, Richard. Although they printed abridged versions, "Cosmopolitan" bought the entire novels, not shortened versions of them. "Soft Touch", which is extremely highly regarded by JDM fans, first appeared in "Cosmopolitan" as "Taint Of The Tiger."


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