RARA-AVIS: Re: Fat City

From: Gonzalo Baeza ( gbaeza@gmail.com)
Date: 21 Dec 2007

Haven't read Angels but I'll look it up. While we are on the subject of boxing fiction, how about Budd Schulberg's The Harder They Fall and F.X. Toole's short story collection? I haven't read Toole's novel, but I hear it's also pretty good.

-Gonzalo saddlebums.blogspot.com

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Seth Harwood <sethharw@...> wrote:
> I agree that Gardner's Fat City is a beautiful, wonderful book. I
> wonder if anyone on this list has read Denis Johnson's ANGELS, which
> was highly influenced by FAT CITY.
> I think ANGELS is a phenomenal book in its own right and Johnson one
> of our best living writers. His JESUS' SON is still one of my
> books ever--not so noir (no guns) but dark as all get out.
> For another great story about boxers, in Don Lee's story collection
> YELLOW, the title story is about as good as anything I know.
> Seth
> sethharwood.com

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