RARA-AVIS: Re: James M. Cain

From: Richard Moore ( moorich@aol.com)
Date: 01 Oct 2007

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "jacquesdebierue"
<jacquesdebierue@...> wrote:
> --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Vorzimmer" <jvorzimmer@>
> wrote:
> > There aren't many bad Jim Thompson novels--The Golden Gizmo, King
> Blood and
> > Child of Rage. Everything else is worth reading.
> I agree, though even an incoherent mess like _The Golden Gizmo_ has
> the hypnotic Thompson beat to it: in other words, try to stop reading
> it once you've started...
I'm rather fond of several of the lesser Thompson's including Gizmo, even while I recognize the flaws.

Richard Moore

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