Re: RARA-AVIS: 361

Date: 27 Sep 2007

----- Start Original Message ----- Sent: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 18:32:46 -0700 (PDT) From: Ed Lynskey <> To: Subject: RARA-AVIS: 361

> A HHC reprint of a 1962 issue from Random House, 361 is a noir
> with a hardboiled tone. Ray Kelly musters out of the Air Force
> and meets his dad in New York City.
> On the way home to Birmingham, a drive-by shooting leaves his
> dad shot dead and Ray in the hospital, both ankles crushed and
> one eye missing. What ensues is a sinuous route of blood
> payback, family revelations, self-doubt, and mob violence.
> I like Westlake's ease with dialogue. All in all, a satisfying
> read.
> Ed
And an interesting tie in with his The Mercenaries. Ed Ganolese figures in both.


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