I think a good start is to look at:
http://www.powerset.com/explore/semhtml/Derek_Raymond...and then also:
He is an essential read...in any language...(since a lot of his stuff exists
The language is as stunning as Ken Bruenıs...
There are also recordings of him reading with members of Gallon Drunk rock
group doing the music ..available on Netflix (I got it about 6 months ago)
On 10/13/08 12:12 PM, "Keith Sparrow" <email@example.com> 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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