Re: RARA-AVIS: Hit Parade

From: Patrick King (
Date: 28 Apr 2008

--- "Mark R. Harris" <> wrote:

> Let me just jump in here and say that Bellem's
> badness is his goodness, a la
> Harry Stephen Keeler, Michael Avallone, etc. For
> further illumination on
> this, read Bill Pronzini's Gun in Cheek and Son of
> Gun in Cheek.
> That said, this doesn't exonerate everyone's bad
> prose -- only those who
> take it to the level of a fully achieved anti-style.
**************************************************** Perhaps I take my crime fiction too seriously. I just can't get grabbed by a story so poorly structured. Leonard I find funny. Bellem I find boring.

Patrick King

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