Re: RARA-AVIS: Burroughs

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 28 Nov 2007

Both THE MUCKER and THE RETURN OF THE MUCKER were unquestionably hard-boiled. I read nearly everything the guy wrote (most of it several times) back when I was growing up, and several other titles come to mind, mostly from his historical romances: especially THE OUTLAW OF TORN (Medieval and hard-boiled) and THE OAKDALE AFFAIR.

For noir, I offer the one I consider Burroughs' largely forgotten masterpiece: I AM A BARBARIAN, which is both hilarious and poignant.


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  From: James Reasoner
  Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 12:35 PM
  Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Burroughs'

  It's been a while since I've read it, but I recall that Burroughs' novel THE MUCKER and its sequel are pretty hardboiled.

  James Reasoner

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