Thanks for the link to the clip, Kari. Enjoyed that. Burnett looks nothing
like the only photo of him that I've seen.
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From: "prosperena" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> In deciding which of Burnett's novels to read after "Little Caesar," I
> noticed an 11 Jan 2009 post from RA member Allan Guthrie recommending
> "Dark Hazard" as a "stand out." Just finished it and agree completely.
> Burnett writes with a detached sympathy for all his characters, from the
> easy-going, irresponsible gambler Jim Turner to his conventional,
> stick-in-the-mud wife Marg. Jim's love for the racing greyhound Dark
> Hazard, the real center of the story, is touching without
> sentimentalization. The narrative moves neatly along and Burnett's spare
> descriptions of place are nevertheless evocative. His descriptions of
> greyhound races are vivid and realistic. I guess they should be; Burnett
> owned the dog that co-starred in the 1934 Warner Bros. adaptation of the
> novel. Check out the "Dark Hazard" trailer at tcm.com:
> to see W. R. Burnett himself along with the film's co-stars Edward G.
> Robinson and Burnett's own record-holding racing greyhound War Cry as they
> "casually" run into each other in the "Hollywood Book Store."
> Kari E. Johnson
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