RARA-AVIS: Re: James M. Cain

From: Dave Zeltserman ( dz@hardluckstories.com)
Date: 30 Sep 2007

His noncrime novels Heed the Thunder and Now and on Earth are both very good and well worth reading. My favorite crime novels of his are: Savage Night (my favorite), Hell of a Woman, Swell-Looking Babe, The Getaway, Pop. 1280, After Dark, My Sweet. I didn't care much for his first crime novel, Nothing More than Murder, which seemed heavily influenced by Cain's Postman. His novella + short story collection, Fireworks, The Lost Writings of Jim Thompson is excellent. You can find a short essay of mine on Thompson's writing at:


--Dave Zeltserman

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Chuck" <chuckelp@...> wrote:
> Please recommend a couple Jim Thompsons to me.
> I have read only _The Killer Inside Me._
> --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Dave Zeltserman" <dz@> wrote:

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