Re: RARA-AVIS: Rawhead

From: Allan Guthrie (
Date: 13 Jun 2007

The Rawhead books are superb. Gothic, Jacobean, Grand Guignol -- all good 'over-the-top' fun. I lapped them up like a thirsty dog in a heatwave.


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  Subject: RARA-AVIS: Rawhead

  Today I picked up a book called Rawhead by David Bowker (there was a
  second Rawhead book there, too). Its subtitle, A Gothic Gangster Story,
  almost scared me off. The jacket copy describes a story of a writer who
  pisses off a gangster whose autobiography he's ghosting. The gangster
  hires a hitman, but it turns out he's an old school friend of the
  writer's and decides to protect him instead. Unfortunately, a psychotic
  hitman may not be the best friend to have. The excerpted reviews make
  it sound like twisted fun, but I could see it going either way.

  Has anyone read this? Is it any good?



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