Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Shark-filled Custard

Date: 22 Jan 2008

----- Start Original Message ----- Sent: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 18:48:32 -0000 From: "Dave Zeltserman" <> To: Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: Shark-filled Custard

> There's a nice subversive streak in the best of Willeford. My
> favorites: The Woman Chaser, Cockfighter, Grimhaven (which is one of
> the most unrelenting darkest books I've read). I did like Shark-
> Infested Custard quite a bit, but the structure (telling a story from
> different perspectives) was unusual for him. If this is the best noir
> novel you've read, I've got to strongly recommend Hell of a Woman,
> Savage Night, The Getaway and Swell-Looking Babe (all by Jim
> Thompson), Name of the Game is Death by Dan Marlowe and Anyone's My
> Name by Seymour Shubin.

Thanks to all for the recommendations. How exactly did you all read Grimhaven when it's unpublished?


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