Re: RARA-AVIS: Raoul Whitfield's Green Ice

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 27 Oct 2004

Vince Keenan wrote:

I tracked down Whitfield's novel after a conversation with a book store owner, who said that it and Paul Cain's FAST ONE were the most hard-boiled books ever written.
  How accurate is that assessment? I still haven't been able to scare up a copy of FAST ONE.

********** I'm sure that the contemporary trend to overdo everything has produced works that could be considered more hardboiled, but these two books still stand out as mega-hardboiled. For me, a lot of the modern stuff that is ultra-hardboiled has a retro feel to it. Gores's INTERFACE comes to mind.

Good luck on finding FAST ONE. I had to pay big money
(new trade paperback price) for a copy on Abebooks.


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