RARA-AVIS: Block-McBain

From: phred deVecca (frogprod@rcn.com)
Date: 05 Jan 2010

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    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.

    Patrick King

    --- On Tue, 1/5/10, Ron Clinton <clinton65@comcast.net> wrote:

    From: Ron Clinton <clinton65@comcast.net> Subject: RE: RARA-AVIS: Re: Ed McBain To: rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com 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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