Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Trevanian dead

From: Jim Beaver (
Date: 19 Dec 2005

> Thanks for posting this, Jim (and congratulations on your active
> status in MWA).
> I read "Shibumi" when I was 15 or 16. I was blown away by it. I
> tried to read "The Main" as a follow-up, but it didn't hold my
> teen-aged attention. Come to think of it, the hero's girlfriend in
> "Shibumi" might have been a large part of what kept me turning the
> pages. Ah, youth!

Thanks for the congratulations. I'd feel even better about my MWA membership if it hadn't been 25 years since my last published work in the field! (I've got a novel half-finished, but with no deadline on it and lots of deadlines on other projects, I have no idea when or if I'll finish the novel.)

I've never read Trevanian. My interest in him, aside from having seen the so-so movie of "The Eiger Sanction," stems more from one of my best friends having been a student of his at UT. His obit, though, makes him sound like quite a fascinating man. Are his books, overall, worth jumping into?

Jim Beaver

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