Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Florida Writers

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 17 Aug 2008

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    And although some on this list curl their collective lips at the notion that anything by Carl Hiassen might be "hard boiled," there are some here who think that his writing has been known to get there (at least as much so as stuff like Leonard's BIG BOUNCE), and certainly in works such as SKIN TIGHT
    (the girl gets fed into a chipper, for Christ's sake) and BASKET CASE (that fight in the kitchen with the frozen iguana is grimly hilarious).

    And you can't get much more "Florida" than Hiassen.

    It would be like not including John D. MacDonald's McGee novels because they got formulaic.;)



    On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 3:30 PM, jacquesdebierue

    > The topic is Florida hardboiled and noir, not Florida writers, and is
    > meant to include fiction set in Florida as well as works by writers
    > from Florida. Why should it matter to the reader how a writer felt
    > about Florida?
    > Best
    > mrt
    > .
    > _,_._,___

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