Re: RARA-AVIS: Nag, Nag, Nag Noir

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 22 Jul 2009

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    --- In, Brian Thornton <bthorntonwriter@...> wrote:
    > Dear lord spare us from these sorts of prerequisites!
    > (and I'm not slamming the notion of Jim Thompson as required reading, just
    > the notion of reading any author's entire canon as a prerequesite for
    > participation in a discussion group with a subject area as broad as that of
    > Rara Avis)

    The only prerequisite is interest in the genre. Each of us has read all sorts of things in all sors of orders... nothing preordained. And yes, one can be fine without reading Jim Thompson. Required reading is reminiscent of coursework, and this is not a classroom.


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