RARA-AVIS: Re: R-I-P Joe Kurtz

From: Glenn ( sirinigar@yahoo.com)
Date: 28 Jan 2005

I agree Jim. It's too bad that the series has ended. I think that Simmons was just hitting his stride with Kurtz. Hopefully it's something he'll come back to. There was some info on the page that a film or T.V. series might be in the works. I'd like to see that.


<jim_l_roberts@y...> wrote:
> Just read this on the Dan Simmons web page
> (http://www.dansimmons.com)

> "Dan's extremely hard-boiled former P.I. hero Joe Kurtz is no more.

> Each of the Kurtz novels grabbed me and kept me pinned to the chair
> from the opening sentence (e.g.: "On the day he was shot in the
> head, things were going strangely well for Joe Kurtz." *Hard as
> Nails*)
> I still will occassionally pick up the the now last in the series,
> *Hard as Nails*, and re-read sections.
> Simmons' Kurtz was a consistently interesting character driven by
> revenge and topped off with a sense of honor. Maybe this wasn't
> high art, but it sure as hell was entertaining.
> R-I-P Joe Kurtz.
> --
> jim roberts

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