RARA-AVIS: Re: James M. Cain

From: Chuck ( chuckelp@ix.netcom.com)
Date: 28 Sep 2007

AFter reading _The Butterfly_ earlier this week, I just finished
_Jealous Woman_. Black Lizard's blurb on the back cover notes it as Cain's only true "mystery" novel. I liked the first 80% or so, but he got in a hurry at the end and used monologues to explain the Who Done Its. I was disappointed.

> After my recent move one box came to view labeled "Cain", so I will
> soon have his books and the Hoopes biography near to hand and will
> report any fresh readings.

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