Re: RARA-AVIS: Recent viewing and reading

From: Jeff Vorzimmer (
Date: 04 Jan 2006

> There was some discussion of the Hard Case Stephen King when it came out.
> It's neither hardboiled, nor noir, nor interesting. I've enjoyed all the
> others I've read in that line except for Max Phillips's FADE TO BLONDE,
> which I picked up a few days ago and put down midway.

I loved Fade to Blonde, maybe because it was so true to the style of the Gold Medals of the 50s. I was blown away by the idea that a contemporary writer could write so well in a style now 50 years old and with no anachronisms-that I could find. That's tough to do. I did mention, just after having read it, the weird movie references, which Charles explained, much to my amusement. I keep running across "A Sound of Distant Drums" references.


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