Re: RARA-AVIS: Readers Digest Condensed Books - believe it or don't- Davis Grubb

From: Nathan Cain (
Date: 19 Mar 2009

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    Night of the Hunter was a bestseller and was a finalist for the National Book Award, so it's not that surprising that Reader's Digest would have chosen it for the condensed treatment.

    On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 7:09 AM, Eric Chambers <> wrote:
    > Wandering through a second-hand good shop past a wall of Rd condensed books
    > the words, 'Night of the Hunter' jumped out at me.
    > Nah! couldn't be. But it was. RD condensed Vol 4 British edition 1955
    > including Davis Grubb's Night of the Hunter.
    > Made me wonder - Anybody know of any other Noir/Hard-boiled titles that have
    > received the RD treatment? Any authors out there that have had their work
    > condensed?
    > Just curious.
    > Speaking of Davis Grubb, does anyone recommend the 1971 movie of his book
    > 'Fools Parade'?
    > This was directed by Andrew McLagen and starred James Stewart, Anne Baxter,
    > Strother Martin and Kurt Russel. Was it any good?
    >  Eric
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