I've been bouncing around with them, but have his last factory book
waiting for me. Probably better to read them in order--"He Died With
His Eyes Open" being the first, but I don't think you'd lose a lot (if
anything) reading them out of order.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Keith Sparrow" <ksparrow@...> wrote:
> So, David. Start with Factory 1 or what. Never heard of Mr. Raymond.
Seems worthy of a read, at least til your latest gets here.
> Keith Sparrow
> Sparrow's Nest Books
> Toledo, OH
> David wrote:
> I've been working my way through his factory series (out of order)
> with "I was Dora Suarez" next, and this so far is easily the best
> crime series I've seen from the last 25 years, and Raymond is becoming
> one of my favorite writers within the crime genre. There are certain
> themes that are present in the books I've read so far--physical
> decline, the inevitability of death, cruelty and compassion, and his
> writing has a poetry and verve that's unique, as well as an
> audaciousness that at times leaves me laughing out loud. This is
> really great stuff, and people here who haven't read him, I can't
> recommend him highly enough.
> --Dave Zeltserman
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