RARA-AVIS: Re: Fast One

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 03 Nov 2008

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Mark D. Nevins" <nevins_mark@...> wrote:
    > Mingus Mark,
    > I read SEVEN SLAYERS last year. I really liked it, but it's so lean
    and taut that bits of it almost read like some sort of Gertrude Stein prose poem (and I mean that in a good way).
    > SEVEN SLAYERS is, for me, one where style truly wins out over
    narrative. I have not yet read FAST ONE; how story-driven is it?

    Over the years Paul Cain has become indigestible to me. My last attempt to reread Fast One was a failure: and there is no masking sauce you can pour on indigestible reading to make it go down.

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