Set in a carnival, Madball is one of my favourite Browns but they're all good. He had a way of writing that even when the situation was unlikely Brown made it seem real and visceral.
The only Brown in print I have seen recently was Here Comes a Candle put out by the same publishing company that is reprinting Madball.
Here in Toronto, there are a couple of stores that have Fredric Brown hardcovers (expensive) and the late, lamented Jamie Fraser store on Queen West had quite a few Browns. That's where I purchased my copy of Here Comes a Candle.
--- On Wed, 11/26/08, jacquesdebierue <email@example.com> wrote:
From: jacquesdebierue <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: Black Wings Has My Angel
Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2008, 7:56 PM
--- In rara-avis-l@ yahoogroups. com, "Jeff Vorzimmer" <jvorzimmer@ ...>
> > This trip to Antwerp, I was looking for one book in particular,
> > Brown's Madball.
That's one I don't have. Thanks for the tip. Isn't Fredric Brown
almost completely out of print? There isn't even much Brown in used
bookstores, at least not in the ones I visit.
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