RARA-AVIS: Re: Ross Thomas

From: Vince Keenan ( vpkeenan@hotmail.com)
Date: 12 Nov 2004

Bill Denton wrote:

>How are those reprints? Are they all worth reading? Well, I'm sure they
>are, of course, but if someone wants to get into Ross Thomas could they
>just grab whatever's on the shelf?

There's not a dud in the bunch. Each title features an introduction by an admiring writer like Lawrence Block, Donald Westlake or Joe Gores.

But I'm not sure if there's any rhyme or reason to the order in which they're being reissued. For instance, CHINAMAN'S CHANCE, which has been justly praised on the list and is the first of the Wu & Durant novels, will be out next January (according to the St. Martin's website), while OUT ON THE RIM, also featuring those characters, was released in early 2003.

Someday I'd love to read Thomas in sequence -- didn't someone on the list recommend doing that recently? -- but for now, I'll take anything I get.

Vince Keenan

www.vincekeenan.com Pop culture, high and low, past and present. One day at a time.

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