RE: RARA-AVIS: Re: Goodis brings good news...(& Gil Brewer)

From: Ron Clinton (
Date: 25 Jun 2009

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    Thanks -- it sounds like a great read. A kind soul from the list in fact provided me with a copy of RETREAT FROM OBLIVION to read, so I'm all set in that regard. As well, I just received a copy of STREET OF THE LOST that I bought -- a 1st printing in terrific shape at a very reasonable price. I'm in Goodis heaven.

    Along with that, I recently picked up over the last few months three Gil Brewers that I was missing: SIN FOR ME, NUDE ON THIN ICE and LITTLE TRAMP. All 1st printings in great shape, and all promising hours of entertaining reading. Thus far I've only read LITTLE TRAMP, and it was quite good, but I understand from Bill Pronzini ( that NUDE ON THIN ICE is supposed to be one of Brewer's best. Very much looking forward to that one.

    Needless to say, it's been a very rewarding last few months on the Goodis and Brewer front.

    Ron Clinton

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: [] On
    > Behalf Of cullen812
    > Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 11:33 AM
    > To:
    > Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: Goodis brings good news...
    > RETREAT FROM OBLIVION is worth tracking down, I found one through inter-
    > library loan. It's a flawed first novel for sure, but quite interesting,
    especially if you're
    > a Goodis fan. Certain elements of the stories (particularly the
    relationships) will
    > reappear in later books, and he even works in some action passages that
    remind of
    > his war/aviation pulp stories.
    > -Cullen Gallagher
    > --- In, "Ron Clinton" <clinton65@...> wrote:
    > >
    > > I had a nice surprise's just come to my attention that there
    is a
    > > Goodis classic that I have never read: STREET OF THE LOST. I'd
    > > always had this one jumbled up in my mind with STREET OF NO RETURN
    > (which I
    > > have read and do own). Just when I thought I'd run out of new Goodis to
    > > read a year or two ago*, now I have a new one to look forward to. Love
    > > when that happens.
    > >
    > > Ron C.
    > >
    > > * I've never read RETREAT FROM OBLIVION, either, but I doubt I ever
    > >
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