Re: RARA-AVIS: Ross Macdonald

From: Don Lee (
Date: 29 Oct 2007

I'm with Bill in praise of Ross Macdonald. Someone said he was mediocre. De gustibus non disputandem est. I've always found his writing *amazing*.


--- Bill Crider <> wrote:

> William said, " I was just reading The Chill by
> Macdonald and I'm not going
> to bother to finish it. It's really boring."
> When I discovered Ross Macdonald in the early '60s,
> I couldn't read his
> books fast enough. I stayed up into the wee hours
> finishing some of them,
> including THE CHILL, probably my favorite among his
> books. I vaguely
> remember someone (Boucher?) saying that Macdonald's
> plots were "like a
> fishhook in the mind." That's the way they worked
> for me. Obviously not
> for others.
> Bill Crider
> [Non-text portions of this message have been
> removed]

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