RARA-AVIS: Re: Pelecanos - My Five Most Important Crime Novels

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 06 Oct 2008

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Brian Thornton"
    <bthorntonwriter@...> wrote:
    > On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 8:43 PM, Stewart Wilson <stewart@...>wrote:
    > > "We all know what the five best crime novels are (!)"
    > >
    > Who is "we"? "We" as in the denizens of Rara Avis can't even agree on
    > whether or not George Pelecanos is all that good as a writer.
    > Check the archives.

    I'll easily agree with myself: he is a very good writer, tight prose, ambitious plots, never straying from a realistic perspective (at least in my experience; I think I've missed a couple of his novels).



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