RARA-AVIS: Re: churn'em out like old...

From: mandy_keifetz ( mandy_keifetz@yahoo.com)
Date: 24 Oct 2005

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "George Tuttle" <noirfiction@w...> wrote:
> For whatever it is worth, I miss Mike Avallone. I suspect in Mike's
> mind, he thought of himself as the Mel Ott of the genre. He wasn't.
> Still, with his book High Noon at Midnight, I thought he wrote a truly
> great private eye novel and made an original and profound statement
> about a type of fiction too often riddled with cliques and mediocrity.
> Mike wasn't a .300 hitter. He was more of a journeyman utility
> outfielder, one who always got surprised every year when he didn't
> make the All-Star team. Still, with that one book, I thought Mike was
> everything in his mind's eye, and some.
> George the Librarian

Hey, I think so too. Only meant, in fact, that, as opposed to the dearly departed Churner, I'm just a streaky farm-team clutch hitter who can't afford to turn up my nose at D.I.Y. presses. I also think Little Miss Murder is right up there with Mark Harris on the lovely-baseball-books-of-our-time top shelf. MK

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