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

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 30 Dec 2007

I agree with Gonzalo, but was unsurprised by the hype in light of the fact that Joe Hill is Stephen King's son. His name change in order to "not trade on his father's name" was the most poorly kept secret in publishing since the identity of the "anonymous" reporter who wrote PRIMARY COLORS.


  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Ron Clinton
  Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2007 11:39 PM
  Subject: RE: RARA-AVIS: The best novel you read this year

> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Gonzalo Baeza
  The worst: Warren Ellis' Crooked Little Vein, Joe Hill's Heart-Shaped
> Box (never understood the hype),

  Boy, I couldn't disagree more with that one. While I've already put forward
  the best mystery/noir/etc. novels I read last year, I thought Hill's novel
  was the best horror novel I read last year, hands down. Very chilling
  stuff...and I don't get chilled very easily anymore.

  Ron C.


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