RARA-AVIS: Tattoo the Wicked Cross

From: Karin Montin ( kmontin@sympatico.ca)
Date: 27 Feb 2008

Speaking of boxing and prison, has anyone read Tattoo the Wicked Cross, by Floyd Salas? I read it ages ago and it left a very strong impression. It's about a boys' prison farm.


At 11:18 AM 27/02/2008 +0000, Al wrote:

>Malcolm Braly is one of the best of the Gold Medal authors. In terms of the
>quality of the words on the page, I'd go as far as to say that of the GM
>authors I've read, Braly's only rivalled by Charles Williams. ON THE YARD is
>a superb prison novel. Actually, no need to qualify that: it's a superb
>Having said that, I tried to read IT'S COLD OUT THERE twice and lost
>interest on both occasions. But I suspect that's my fault rather than
>Braly's, so I wouldn't say it was a bad novel (the writing's fine), just
>that the characters and milieu didn't hold my peculiar interest.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "jacquesdebierue" < jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com>
>> --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Vorzimmer" <jvorzimmer@...>
>> wrote:
>>> I'd like to hear some GM titles that Avians think are bad.
>> I have fond (but vague) memories of the work of Malcolm Braly. Not a
>> household name, but I remember him as very good. I can't recall titles
>> but I still have the books.
>> Best,
>> mrt

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