Re: RARA-AVIS: Gas City

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 10 Nov 2008

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    I've liked everything of his I've read so far, and he writes in many genres. I bought some of his cowboy books that I'll be checking out soon. Joy

    Nathan Cain wrote:
    > On a whim I picked up a copy of Loren Estelman's Gas City at the
    > library on Saturday afternoon. By Sunday afternoon I was finished with
    > it. It was a quick, entertaining read, and a good entry in the
    > "corrupt city" subgenre pioneered by Hammett. It was well structured
    > and Estleman kept tight control of a story with a large cast of
    > characters. The last corrupt city book I read was Andrew Vachss's Two
    > Trains Running, which was kind of a mess. Gas City blew it away.

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