RARA-AVIS: Re: RIP John Gardner

From: Dave Zeltserman ( dz@hardluckstories.com)
Date: 13 Aug 2007

Is this the same John Gardner who wrote "The Art of Fiction"?

--Dave Zeltserman

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Moore" <moorich@...> wrote:
> --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, JIM DOHERTY <jimdohertyjr@>
> wrote:
> >
> > I just heard that best-selling spy novelist John
> > Gardner passed away on 7 August.
> >
> Thanks for passing this sad news along Jim. I agree with your
> accessment. Gardner was a very talented writer with great range.
> James Bond sendup series featuring the bumbling Boysie Oakes is
> funny and he also wrote some of the best serious fiction about the
> world of espionage. His novels featuring Herbie Kruger are a
> achievement. If that wasn't enough, he wrote a grim little police
> series including the excellent A COMPLETE STATE OF DEATH (1969)and
> carefully researched novels featuring Proessor Moriarty.
> I always felt Gardner's work on the James Bond novels--fair or not-
> limited his own reputation.
> Richard Moore

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