RARA-AVIS: Re: Dead Man

From: Jacques Debierue ( matrxtech@yahoo.com)
Date: 16 Jan 2007

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Michael Robison <miker_zspider@...> wrote:
> Just finished this novel by Joe Gores. What a great
> book! Loved it. I started this immediately after
> finishing Willeford's Shark-Infested Custard, and it
> didn't take ten pages into Dead Man to sense the
> difference in style. Gores's prose is alive and
> dynamic. The characters are vivid and interesting,
> and Gores interweaves subtle nuances throughout the
> book.

Great book, yes, but the cottonmouth situation is quite incredible.

> I've read a few others by him, Interface, Come
> Morning, and Cases. I think that Interface has been
> mentioned here as perhaps the greatest detective story
> ever written. Cases, although it is obviously a
> collection of short stories roughly patched together
> into a novel, is still a great book. Come Morning was
> OK. I think I've exhausted all my unread Gores
> novels. Time to stock up.

_Come Morning_ is one of my favorites. If you haven't read Gores's two "Gypsy" novels, I strongly recommend them. They're funny, tough, very attractive within the objective style that Gores inherited from Hammett and perfected in his own way.



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