Re: RARA-AVIS: Giles Blunt, "By The Time You Read This"

From: Karin Montin (
Date: 22 Nov 2006

I read Forty Words for Sorrow last winter and thought it very good. Am in the midst of Hard Revolution by Pelecanos right now. I like the story of Derek Strange growing up and the about-to-coverge stories of several groups of people. Not so crazy about the approximately one third of the book devoted to cars--engines, paint jobs, upholstery, radios, etc..


At 01:38 PM 22/11/2006 -0500, Stephen wrote:

>Thanks; if Pelecanos says it's "hardboiled/noir" I'm sure it is.
>I just read "The Night Gardener", btw. Excellent, as most people seem to
>agree. I've read 4 or 5 of his books and I thought this was easily the best
>of them.
>On 11/21/06, Chris M <> wrote:
>> Stephen, thanks for bringing up Giles Blunt. I didn't realize he had a
>> new
>> book out, but will have to track this one down soon.
>> I first learned about Blunt when George Pelecanos wrote this on Rara Avis
>> back in 2001:
>> >FORTY WORDS FOR SORROW, by Giles Blunt, an excellent hardboiled/noir
>> novel
>> >set in Canada, >which should put to rest the recent discussions on this
>> >list about the existence of such good >books up North.

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