Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: the new generation

Date: 15 Mar 2005

Re Jeff's and Miker's comments about WHEN THE SACRED GINMILL CLOSES:

> I would second that but would also suggest that the
> Scudders be read in order -- it helps to follow his
> fight against alcoholism and his personal
> relationships.
> ****************
> I kinda think that too, Jeff. The only one I've
> read
> is the SACRED GINMILL because it's one that always
> comes highly recommended, but after reading only it
> I
> have the impression that a lot of its power is
> gained
> by reading the preceding ones.

For what it's worth, I preferred GINMILL in its earlier incarnation as a short story, "By the Dawn's Early Light." It won both the Edgar and the Shamus for Best Short Story and Block, perhaps inspired by its success, did a Chandler and expanded it into a novel.


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