RARA-AVIS: Re: Donald E. Westlake, Mystery Writer, Is Dead at 75 (NYT obituary)

From: foxbrick (foxbrick@yahoo.com)
Date: 02 Jan 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "jacquesdebierue"
    <jacquesdebierue@...> wrote:
    > If someone from Rara-Avis is going to speak, I would be grateful
    if he
    > or she would include (collectively) the many Raravian fans of
    > in the eulogy. This is a major loss, the equivalent of the death of
    > Hammett, Chandler and only a few other masters. Terrible news to
    > the year.

    Lawrence Block has chimed in on Bill Crider's blog, and I suspect he'll be tapped (or will volunteer) to do a better NYT obit than the one I quoted yesterday evening (courtesy a heads-up from John Boston on the FictionMags list, though Bill and some others already had the bad news).

    Anyone who sees any sort of indication of an open service will be doing us a favor, of course, by passing it along. Thanks.

    Todd Mason (who first read Westlake in my childhood, with his sf story "The Winner" in Harry Harrison's original anthology NOVA 1...I've been a fan since)

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