Re: RARA-AVIS: Books I couldn't finish

From: Terrill Lankford (
Date: 07 Feb 2005

-----Original Message----- From: Charlie Stella <> Sent: Feb 7, 2005 3:29 AM To: Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Books I couldn't finish

>And I feel your pain
> with THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE. It's an important
> milestone in the hardboiled genre, so I plowed my way
> through to the finish, but I found it drab and dull.
> I didn't give a rat's ass what happened to anybody in
> the book.
> miker

drab and dull? Eddie Coyle? Madonna mia ... is this the end of Rico?

I plowed my way through at least 50 times (read it every year at least once, sometimes several times) ... drab and dull?

Where's my crack pipe when I need it?

I'm with you on this one, Charlie. COYLE is a stone cold masterpiece. And it should be given extra Brownie points for being the book that taught Dutch Leonard how to write crime fiction. The movie with Mitchum is damn good, too.

And I think Jeff and Miker have your crack pipe.

(Just kidding, fellas.)


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