wow -talk about "different strokes"!
I've never been able to finish an 87th Precinct book and I've tried several- and I think Block is one of the 2 or 3 best PI novelists of the modern age... 8 MILLION WAYS TO DIE and WHEN THE SACRED GINMILL CLOSES are 2 of the best of the century (though the more recent titles are weaker - still worthwhile though) and Scudder is one of the most believable, effective and approachable alcoholc characters anywhere in literature
<Your loss. He's ten times the writer Block was at Block's best.
--- On Tue, 1/5/10, Ron Clinton <email@example.com> wrote:
From: Ron Clinton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: RARA-AVIS: Re: Ed McBain
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 10:26 AM
I enjoy McBain's short fiction (though not nearly as much as Block's)
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