RE: RARA-AVIS: The best novel you read this year

From: Ron Clinton (
Date: 28 Dec 2007

DUST DEVILS was indeed outstanding.

THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy was stunning...but that may have fallen in last year's reading.

Probably THE CRIMES OF JORDAN WISE (Bill Pronzini) was the best Gold Medal'ish novel I read this year. It's certainly the one that stuck with me the longest, with DUST DEVILS a solid second place.

Ron Clinton

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> It's the end of the year, and I'm curious to know what novel knocked
> fellow list members for a loop this year. James Reasoner's Dust Devils
> did it for me. If this list is still around in another 10 years that
> novel will be one that people still talk about. I think Reasoner out
> Gold Medaled anything Gold Medal printed with that one. It's as close
> to a perfect story as I've ever read. So, what did it for you? What
> was published in 2007 that you think will go down in history?

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