Re: RARA-AVIS: Cockfighter

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 27 Dec 2009

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    --- In, Don Lee <donthepoet420@...> wrote:
    > Although I haven't read them all, COCKFIGHTER is one of my top 3
    > Willefords for sure. Also one of my favorite endings of any novel,
    > noir or otherwise. I still haven't seen the movie...

    I like the movie, too, but the book has so much that is exemplary, from the way Willeford moves things along with straight declarative sentences, to the amount of detail on the art of cockfighting, to the strange humor that pervades the story.

    The movie has classic touches, too, well worth finding and watching. It's amazing what can be done with a little Corman money...



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