Re: RARA-AVIS: Salt River by James Sallis

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 08 Jan 2009

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    --- In, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:
    > Brian,
    > It's in the same slow, weary, elliptical voice as the earlier two. But
    > I really like that rural, southern style of storytelling style.

    I am very fond of that style that gives you information only in little bits and always comes at an angle. Sallis is a great practitioner. Another one (totally outside of crime fiction) is the late Peter Taylor, whose novels and short stories (especially) I highly recommend. I mention Taylor because nowadays not that many people know about him. Even the name Walker Percy has lost resonance and recognition, pity.

    I am pretty sure that Sallis is headed for classicism... I know, I'll never win the lottery, but in this one I feel confident.



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