Re: RARA-AVIS: John Fante

Date: 05 Dec 2005

In a message dated 12/5/05 4:18:26 PM, writes:

> Vicki wrote:
> fter you've read Bukowski and Crews, Fante is a big
> disappointment, if you ask me. Nobody has asked me,
> but I needed to balance out the praise!
> *************
> What didn't you like about his writing?  I haven't
> read him and I'm trying to decide if I want to or not.
> John Lau's comments on him weren't exactly glowing
> either. 

ha. ya think?

if you're curious, pick him up and read him. he's got a lot of fans. that's why I gave him a shot. at least I feel I own my opinion of him now. heck, I would think Ask the Dust has gotta be in your local library

I've heard lots of good about Crews as well, and someone I know gave me Feast of Snakes, which I've been unable to finish. I've since read on this list however, that FOS is far from Mr. Crews' best work. since I respect the knowledge and taste of most of the people here, I'll try something else of his at some point

John Lau

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