Re: RARA-AVIS: Shark-Infested Custard

From: Charlie Williams (
Date: 15 Jan 2007

Willeford wrote such a variety of things. You can be a huge Willeford fan but hate certain novels... novels which other fans laud. I love THE DIFFERENCE, PICK-UP, SHARK-INFESTED CUSTARD... and actually nearly all of his stuff from THE MACHINE IN WARD ELEVEN to the Hoke novels, but I just don't go for COCKFIGHTER at all. I was pretty luke- warm about THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY as well.

Charlie Williams.


--- In, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:
> miker,
> Although I know some think this is his masterpiece (wasn't it also
> Willeford's favorite of his own work?), it was a bit of a
> for me, too (although it was better than Kiss Your Ass Goodbye, a
> portion previously released on its own). Same with The Difference,
> only Willeford I've ever put down in the middle, though I did come
> to it.
> I'm with you that Burnt Orange Heresy is his masterpiece. Amazing
> You might want to try Black Mass of Brother Springer and Woman
> along with the other three Hoke Mosley books, each of which gets a
> further out of Hoke's control.
> Mark

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