From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 06 Nov 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "davezeltserman" <Dave.Zeltserman@...> wrote:
    > The Kill Off is not one of my favorites. Switching between all the first person POVs read as very gimicky top me, as if Thompson was experimenting. I do like both his autobiographies. I also like the collection Lost Writings that has "This World, then the Fireworks", as well as those great Mitch Allison stories.
    > --Dave

    Well, I reread it right after Fredric Brown's _The Lenient Beast_, which uses the shifting point of view so effectively -- it seemed natural in Thompson. Not my favorite device, but when it works, it works.



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