Re: RARA-AVIS: James Crumley RIP

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 18 Sep 2008

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    --- In, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:
    > Damn shame. I still think Last Good Kiss is the best PI book of the
    > last 40 years or so, and Dancing Bear wasn't far behind.

    True. His writing had a special quality that can perhaps be described as "momentum". The gift of the poet in disguise, very likely. Chandler had it and Crumley had it. Some guys have a volcano inside of them, and if they're able to channel its eruptions in a controlled fashion, the writin can be incredible. Crumley will be much missed.



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