Re: RARA-AVIS: No Sleep Till Wonderland by Paul Tremblay

From: sonny (
Date: 09 Dec 2009

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    cool. i'm reading tls now. you know i didn't even get the relation to 'the big sleep' until a while after hearin the title and beginning it. but that says lots about me and nothing about the book/tremblay.

    --- On Wed, 12/9/09, davezeltserman <> wrote:

    From: davezeltserman <> Subject: RARA-AVIS: No Sleep Till Wonderland by Paul Tremblay To: Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 2:14 PM

    This isn't out until Feb. next year, but I was able to get an advanced copy. It's the sequel to The Little Sleep, which I was raving about earlier. While TLS is more noir with the narcoleptic PI Mark Genevich having to dig into sins of the father stuff, this one's more cynical hardboiled PI, with Genevich more resilient as what appears to be a simple case leads to bigger crimes and a group of desperate criminals. Like TLS, this one plays it straight. There's no gimmickry with Genevich's narcolepsy, and there's no condescension with his character, and like TLS, the writing sings with all these wonderful weird free associations. As much as I liked TLS, I liked this one even more. Tremblay's voice is one of the most original in hardboiled PI fiction, and he has definitely breathed new life into the genre. This is great stuff, and I can't recommend it strongly enough.



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