Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: What about John D. MacDonald?

From: Terrill Lankford (
Date: 16 Jun 2006

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>From: Bill Crider <>
>Sent: Jun 14, 2006 10:01 AM
>Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: What about John D. MacDonald?
>JDM is the guy who got me started in the collecting paperbacks game. In the
>late '50s and early '60s, I couldn't get enough of his books. I've read all
>of them once, many of them twice, some of them more than that. I can see,
>now, many flaws that I didn't notice 40 years ago, and I can certainly see
>why people might not like the books today, but that doesn't change the way I
>felt then. Running across one I hadn't read was a magic moment.
>I remember when I was in grad school, taking an evening French class so I
>could satisfy part of the language requirement. The class was driving me
>nuts, and at the break I left campus, drove downtown to a newsstand and
>bought a JDM book. I got back late to the class, which brought a
>disapproving comment from the teacher, but my evening was much improved.
>One title the a lot of people think is among the best is A FLASH OF GREEN.
>Bill Crider

Victor Nunez made a pretty good movie out of this one 20 years ago. It starred Ed Harris. I'd like to see it again, but it's not out on DVD yet.


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