Re: RARA-AVIS: Carter Brown

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 12 Jul 2006

--- Michael Robison <> wrote:
> Ed Lynskey wrote:
> I wonder why the reliable Boucher was the only critic
> to give Carter Brown's work any notice?
> ************
> I'm just guessing here, but I'd venture that it was
> because Carter Brown sucked so bad that nobody besides
> Anthony Boucher would admit to reading him. <g>

It could be. I'll test drive Carter Brown in a few days with a wary eye. Speaking of Boucher, I remember something from Tom Nolan's biography on Ross MacDonald. RM's publisher didn't display a dustjacket blurb from AB's previous review on RM's new title. So, Boucher panned or ignored the new title. I believe they patched up things later.



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