RE: RARA-AVIS: night dogs by kent anderson

From: Ron Clinton (
Date: 01 Dec 2009

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    It's been a while since I read it, but I recall being similarly impressed and recommending it to anyone who would listen to me. It's a stunning book.

    I've read his others -- SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL and LIQUOR, GUNS AND AMMO -- but neither approaches the narrative power of NIGHT DOGS.

    I don't know if he's writing anymore or not, but the long hiatus since LIQUOR would suggest he is not (or is taking his time doing so). There is mention in LIQUOR that he is/was working on a novel about horses (?!?) -- for me, that that book has not yet appeared is not a concern. I like Kent Anderson...but I guess I dislike literary musings about the grace of horses even more.

    Ah, but we'll always have NIGHT DOGS...

    Ron C.

    > -----Original Message-----
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    > Behalf Of sonny
    > Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 5:14 PM
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    > Subject: RARA-AVIS: night dogs by kent anderson
    > wow.  this was one powerful book.  since i'm sure i first heard of it from
    one of you
    > folks, i'm not saying anything new, but i'll just throw in with all of you
    and most
    > every author we like in recommending very strongly to anyone who hasn't
    yet read
    > it.
    > i've not read anderson's previous novel with the same character in vietnam
    and tho
    > i still might, i sort of wish i had read that one first. what i'm
    wondering is if he still
    > writing. i see a collection of short non fiction but that's 10 years ago
    too i think.
    > for anyone not familiar, it's about a cop in portland, oregon in the 70's
    (which the
    > author also was). hardcore and hard boiled. it was written in the 90's.
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