RARA-AVIS: Re: Gil Brewer's newest Stark House twofer (Part II)

From: Dave Zeltserman ( dz@hardluckstories.com)
Date: 22 Mar 2008

> I thought _The Burglar_ was a low point for Goodis, and it did
> discourage me from reading him, but then I ran into _Cassidy's Girl_
> and my trust was restored. I have even reread _The Burglar_... which
> has gotten a bit better in the meantime. It must be the principle of
> aging meat.
> Best,
> mrt

Goodis is such a strong writer that it's easy to overlook the outlandishness in some of his books. When he's on, it's great stuff-- kind of a cold iciness that grips you. The recent Hard Case reprint, The Wounded & the Slain, though, was probably one that shouldn't have been brought back.

Dave Z.

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