RE: RARA-AVIS: Holiday haul?

From: Chris M (
Date: 26 Dec 2005

Miker asked:
>Anybody get any good books recently?

Not all that new, but I saved a few for the holidays that I enjoyed:

DRIVE by James Sallis - A terrific little noir tale. While reading it, it struck me as a nice companion piece to No Country for Old Men. I loved it.

DANCING BEAR by James Crumley - I didn't enjoy this as much as the three other Crumley books I've read (that might be impossible to do), but I always enjoy reading his writing in the Montana setting.

TEMPERANCE TOWN by John Williams. This is a string of semi-connected short stories in the tradition of Five Bars, Two Pubs and a Nightclub, followed by a novella (TEMPERANCE TOWN) that works as an afterward to the Cardiff Trilogy. Usually when reading Williams books, I'm just caught up in the rollicking good-time ride with the plot secondary to me. The last third of Temperance Town takes off and turns into a thriller. Very cool.

CINNAMON KISS by Walter Mosley is next.

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