RARA-AVIS: Re: RIP John Gardner

From: Richard Moore ( moorich@aol.com)
Date: 14 Aug 2007

I tried to read one of his Bond novels but gave up about a third of the way through. However, I read two of his Oakes novels--the first two--recently and enjoyed them quite a bit. That said, his best work is elsewhere.

Richard Moore

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Juri Nummelin"
<juri.nummelin@...> wrote:
> Richard Moore:
> > Gardner was a very talented writer with great range. His
> > James Bond sendup series featuring the bumbling Boysie Oakes is
> quite
> > funny and he also wrote some of the best serious fiction about the
> > world of espionage.
> I'm sorry to say that I haven't read any of his serious fiction, but
> thought his James Bonds are dull and the Oakes books have dated
> Juri

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