RARA-AVIS: Re: summer reads

From: davezeltserman (davezelt@rcn.com)
Date: 20 Aug 2008

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    Mark, I'd recommend Zero Cool by John Lange/Michael Crichton published earlier this summer by Hard Case. It's fast-paced, intentionally preposterous, and somewhat of an homage to The Maltese Falcon. The book's a lot of fun, and a quick read.

    OF course, some old Spillane and his cold war paranoia will also fill bill. One Lonely Night, The Big Kill, Kiss Me Deadly, all from voulme 2 of The Mike Hammer Collection are all fun reads.


    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:
    > Since summer is winding down, I was hoping some people might share some
    > of their favorite "summer reads" (from this summer or another), you
    > know, just trashy diversions. For instance, Severance Package neatly
    > answered that need for me this summer. Al's Hard Man, too. It was
    > during a summer long ago that I read the first few Hiaasen (which is
    > spelled with 2 A's and 1 S, by the way) books, before I burned out on
    > him. (By the way, it was Striptease that turned me off him, too.)
    > Anyone got a recommendation of one last summer read for me?
    > And speaking of Hard Man, Al, a long time ago you mentioned that an
    > editor suggested that you change the ending of a book, you liked the new
    > ending idea better and went with it. Was that Hard Man? If so, what
    > was the original ending?
    > Mark

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