Re: RARA-AVIS: Writers who have "disappeared" from the public eye

From: Allan Guthrie (
Date: 04 May 2008

I've read a few of his novels and enjoyed them all, none more so than the dystopian 'One'. I enjoyed 'Brotherhood' -- didn't notice a lack of suspense and the blackmail element was crime enough for me. But 'Hardman' might be more to your taste, Jeff. The protagonist is a nasty bastard of a pulp writer. I also liked 'Cry Flesh' a lot -- it's a sort of early medical chiller.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeff Vorzimmer" <>
> What I see as the problems of the novel I suspect stem from the fact that
> Karp obviously didn't see himself as a crime writer with the need for
> suspenseful moments and actual crime. What actual crime exists in the
> novel
> is hearsay with the exception of the actual beating he takes supposedly at
> the hands of the Brotherhood.

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