Re: RARA-AVIS: Shell Scott

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 02 Jul 2008

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    Your reading experience with Shell Scott is similar to mine. He's an author to read on occasion for a change of pace. I've a copy of his STRIP FOR MURDER around somewhere I'll probably give a try this summer. Shell Scott is a good summertime leisurely read.


    --- On Wed, 7/2/08, Joy Matkowski <> wrote:

    > From: Joy Matkowski <>
    > Subject: RARA-AVIS: Shell Scott
    > To:
    > Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2008, 12:39 PM
    > On my summer vacation, I read Prather's Case of the
    > Vanishing Beauty and
    > found it just as you described it. The "tomatoes"
    > stuff isn't annoying, and
    > the piles upon piles of metaphors are indeed funny. I
    > figure spacing these
    > books is better than reading them all at once because I
    > could get tired of
    > "hotter than a welder's torch" and
    > "getting less attention than rest rooms"
    > pretty quickly.
    > The plot revolved around a fake for-profit religious
    > cult in California,
    > an overused theme. Even Christopher Brookmyre did one of
    > these. But not many
    > books also focus on knife-throwing acts and their targets.
    > I look forward to reading the rest of this stash,
    > spread out over the
    > next year or so.
    > Joy
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