Re: RARA-AVIS: Are unpublished novels best left unpublished?

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 16 May 2007

I've not read the two JT novels you cite, though I'm now curious. It may be a case where the authors don't want to see the unpublished novels (for whatever reason) in print. Do you also include the novels-in-progress when authors die and they're finished by other writers?


--- George Tuttle <> wrote:
> Is it true that a good book will always find a publisher? If
> it is true, are unpublished novels best left unpublished,
> like for example Jim Thompson's The Rip-Off? I liked this
> posthumously-published novel.It had the quirkiness of The
> Golden Gizmo, but a tighter, stronger plot.
> I am a believer that the literary marketplace is not that
> fair, but I am curious how others feel.

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