Re: RARA-AVIS: robert lewis/the last llanelli train

From: daniel penfold (
Date: 09 Oct 2009

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    Hi. I also thought I'd throw my tuppeny's worth in here. I read 'The Last Llanelli Train' primarily because of the big ass quote on the cover from Niall Griffiths but, have to say, wasn't too impressed, but then I picked up 'Swansea Terminal'....................and this book is really a minor masterpiece. I really believe this. Anyone that has ever wondered what life is like for a significant but also hidden portion of the UK then this is THE book. In a really strange way 'Swansea Terminal' reminded me of James Crumley transported to the world of Asda, Wetherspoons and Glaswegian smackheads sleeping on beaches. I really cannot praise this book enough. But thats just my opinion of course.

    --- On Fri, 9/10/09, John Williams <> wrote:

    From: John Williams <> Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: robert lewis/the last llanelli train To: Date: Friday, 9 October, 2009, 4:45 PM


    Nathan Cain wrote:
    > I've read the sequel, *Swansea Terminal,* and I found it boring.

    Couldn't agree less. IMHO these are the two best PI novels of recent years. Chandler meets Beckett.



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