Re: RARA-AVIS: Vachss's Dead and Gone

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 25 Mar 2007

--- Michael Robison <> wrote:
> Bought this a couple years ago and finally got around
> to reading it. It was an improvement over the last
> one I read of his, but I don't see the magic I saw in
> the early ones. It could be that the newness is worn
> off for me. I first discovered Vachss just browsing
> in Barnes and Nobles, so it was a cool discovery. The
> unusual characters and vigilante intensity are not
> something I commonly found at Barnes and Nobles. I
> think I might go back and reread some of his first
> books, but I think I'm calling it quits on the rest.
I agree that the newness wears off in a series. Maybe that's why the characters have to "age" and "mature" through the titles in a series as a way to keep them fresh and interesting.


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