RARA-AVIS: Re: James M. Cain

From: Dave Zeltserman ( dz@hardluckstories.com)
Date: 28 Sep 2007


I could not disagree more with you about the Continental Op which I consider some of the best crime fiction written. Btw. You left out Red Harvest which has made a number of best 100 book lists, including Time Magazines.


--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Patrick King <abrasax93@...> wrote:
> All of Cain's books are interesting and most of them
> are great novels. While Hammett's The Thin Man & The
> Maltese Falcon are great books, the others tell the
> breakneck speed he wrote at. The Glass Key, The Dane's
> Curse are pretty awful in my opinion, and the
> Continental Op is a cartoon. I would say Cain's only
> equal is Jim Thompson. They're, of couse, much
> different stylists, but their quaility is consistent
> from book to book.
> Patrick King
> --- Dave Zeltserman <dz@...> wrote:

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