RARA-AVIS: Re: Edward Bunker's Little Boy Blue

From: Peter ( rightguy60@yahoo.com)
Date: 26 Jan 2008

Has any one by chance read the new, posthumous Bunker title, "Stark: A Novel" yet? Appaently it was just released this past December on St. Martin's Minotaur.

Here's the description as it appears on Amazone: "Ex-con. Author. Actor. Legend. Edward Bunker is one of the acknowledged masters of crime fiction. Written in the late 1960's and discovered after Bunker's death in 2005, Stark is his first and perhaps his most explosive novel ever. 1962. Oceanview, California. The girls are beautiful. The dope is cheap. The squares here are ripe for the plucking--easy money for a man with a plan. Ernie Stark is a hophead and a grifter out to make a big score. If he has to screw over everyone in town, he will. The problem is one more misstep will find him locked up for good. Violent, lightening paced and exotic, filed with the most wonderful cast of lowlifes you'll ever meet and dialogue that crackles, this is the lost novel for mystery lovers everywhere and the legion of fans of the legendary Edward Bunker."

-Peter http://www.yourfleshmag.com

PS: Next few weeks will see a steady trickle of new book reviews on our site. Among them titles by a couple listers here (Zeltserman and Lynskey) so be on the look-see.

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "jacquesdebierue"
<jacquesdebierue@...> wrote:
> The thing about Bunker is that he sounds 100% authentic no matter what
> the themes and plots happen to be. Very strong stylist, and a guy with
> things to tell. As often happens, I discovered him by chance by
> picking up one of his books at a yard sale. I was amazed not to have
> heard more about him.
> Best,
> mrt

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