RARA-AVIS: Re: A twofer by Gil Brewer from Stark House

From: jacquesdebierue ( jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 08 Mar 2008

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Ed Lynskey <e_lynskey@...> wrote:
> I've meant to say a few words about a Gil Brewer twofer I bought
> from Stark House: WILD TO POSSESS/A TASTE FOR SIN. Both are
> choice noir reads. WILD takes place in tropical Florida and is
> about a failed kidnap caper. TASTE, a bank heist, was the better
> written and the paranoia drips off the pages. Bill Pronzini's
> great essay is included along with contributions by Gregory
> Shephard and Gil's wife, Verlaine Brewer. There's also a GB
> bibliography. All in all, a nice package with robust reading. I
> enjoyed it.
Not to be preachy about it, but this is exactly the kind of production that noir fans should support with their coin... We complain that so many things are out of print... when they're brought back, we should support the effort.



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