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

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 16 Jun 2006

-----Original Message-----
>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 don't know if this has been mentioned. Some of JDM's pulp short stories are collected in THE GOOD OLD STUFF. The sci/fi-mystery story "Miranda" is a good read. JDM did some edits when the stories were collected and the material feels dated but I like that quality in vintage pulp literature.

Ed Lynskey

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