Re: RARA-AVIS: Flood

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Date: 04 Jan 2008

... or try Vachss' stand-alone SHELLA. That's as hard-boiled as it gets.


At 1/4/2008 02:09 PM, Nathan Cain wrote:
>Assuming you're talking about Andrew Vachss' first novel, I'd say it's
>worth reading, but I'm not going to try to compare it to every hardboiled
>novel ever written, because I haven't read them all. His first three Burke
>books (The other two are Strega and Blue Belle) are all pretty good. After
>that, they go downhill. If you're going to read one, read Blue Belle. It's
>the apotheosis of the author's ultra hard boiled aesthetic.

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