RARA-AVIS: Block's "The Specialists"

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 09 Sep 2009

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    I continue with the steady Gold Medal diet. Lawrence Block's The Specialists, from 1969 was a good read. A mix of Parker-type caper, Donald Hamilton "the Man orders...", and a theme of revenge generally.

    One can see how Block was tailoring his talent to the successful trends in hardboiled. This is a good example, excellent and fast read. I don't know if it has ever been reprinted.


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