Re: RARA-AVIS: Bruen

From: Karin Montin (
Date: 04 Nov 2004

Seconded for author of the month, and for the general description. An excellent writer and a charming man.--Karin

At 06:37 AM 04/11/2004 -0800, Brian Thornton wrote:

><snip>I started with Ken Bruen's "The Killing of the
>Tinkers." I'm fifty pages into it, and I can't put it down. What a
>terrific piece of writing. What a solid grasp on the narrative! And
>descriptions of things like drug addiction, severed appendages, and the
>mordancy inherent in certain types of personal relationships that don't
>repel so much as they explain the appeal, our "morbid fascination with
>same," if you will.
>Doe my money, Bruen's a great investment. What's more, he's a wonderful
>fellow; approachable, interesting and interested in the people around him.
>Ken Bruen exemplifies for me what is best writers of any genre, in any age.
>Perhaps we could entice him into being our guest author one of these months
>(assuming that hasn't already been done, of course)? I think the Rare Birds
>would be the richer for the experience.

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