RE: RARA-AVIS: John Ridley

From: Ron Clinton (
Date: 28 Nov 2007

Best books by him are STRAY DOGS, EVERYBODY SMOKES IN HELL and LOVE IS A RACKET. Beyond those three initial books which fit squarely in the noir mode, his material began to stray into all sorts of path of which I chose to follow, except for THE DRIFT, which had certain elements of Goodis-like desperation that made it fairly compelling.

Ron C.

> Behalf Of
> I read Stray Dog when it first came out, thought it was a fun, quick
> neo-Gold Medal read. (Never saw the movie) I also have his Love is a
> Racket on my shelves, but haven't read it.

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