From: Bludis Jack ( buildsnburns@yahoo.com)
Date: 23 Jan 2005

Interim comment:

After the first couple of chapters, Ross MacD finally dropped the irritating metaphors. When a reader has to think about a metaphor, it's little more than the author showing off.

It still took me a while to get into the book. I am on the last third and I like him as an author a little better than when I read about five in a row a few years back.

I still don't see him as part of any Pantheon though.

Chandler and Hammett stand head, shoulders, elbows and knees above any other hardboiled writers--including Parker, Ross and John D MacDonald.

My recent reading has taken John D. off the pedestal as well.

Jack Bludis

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