Re: RARA-AVIS: Hughes review

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 27 Aug 2004

--- Michael Robison <> wrote:
> Joy Matkowski wrote:
> From Salon via Powell's, a review of the reissue of
> Dorothy B. Hughes's The Blackbirder:
> ******
> Thanks, Joy. Her RIDE THE PINK HORSE was excellent.
> Even though it might have been a bit uneven, it was
> intense, dark, and desperate. The movie was good,
> too, but it deviated so far from the book that it lost
> a lot of the look and feel.
> I've been trying to decide whether I want to read her
> IN A LONELY PLACE or just watch the movie version. As
> earlier noted on the list, a lot of great old noir
> movies have come out on DVD here recently.


Didn't we discuss one of DBH's books a couple years back titled THE SO BLUE MARBLE? It was the one with the nasty twins and even had a sci fi aspect. Thanks for the review on this reissue. I enjoyed reading her fiction. She wrote a lot of reviews, too, which I've quoted in my articles.

Ed Lynskey


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