--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "J.C. Hocking" <jchocking@...> wrote:
> The reply to your blog entry seems pretty much on the money to me.
> Torrey's strengths are�conversational,�hardboiled, and surprisingly
convincing, first person narration, and a terse, wicked way with violent action.
> I read 42 Days For Murder 20 years ago, but there's a couple scenes
(including one involving an ashtray used as a weapon) that are as bright in my memory as if I'd read them yesterday.
I've read a bunch of Torrey stories in anthologies, and they're
usually among the first ones I read. He pushes things along nicely.
Was he a great philosopher? I doubt it. But he could tell an exciting
story. Another good one was Lester Dent, hard-working guy with a
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