Re: RARA-AVIS: Leigh Brackett

From: jimdohertyjr (
Date: 16 Oct 2004

Miker & Brian,

Re your comments below:

> I recently picked up Leigh Brackett's "No Good From a
> Corpse" - after looking very, very forward to reading
> it after enjoying her short crime stories - and
> stopped reading before chapter five, very
> disappointed.
> *************
> Lucky you for stopping at chapter 5. I read the whole
> thing. It's pathetic.

I finished the whole book and, while I wouldn't describe it as "pathetic," as Miker did, I was disappointed. I'd heard about it for years, as Brian had, and I've got to say, it just didn't live up to the hype. It seemed like a fairly typical, garden-variety, hard- boiled PI novel, reasonably competent, but nothing to set it apart from the run of the mill.

Like Brian, I much preferred the short stories.


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