Well, let's not lead Sonny down a rocky road...I'd argue that, in fact,
*not* "all of his books are worth reading." Books like CHILD OF RAGE and KING BLOOD are to be avoided, and I might mention a few more that I found sub-standard, both comparatively and relatively, but I don't want to start a debate on specific titles since tastes vary. But certainly CHILD and BLOOD are proof that not everything that flowed from his pen are worth reading. Life's too short for bad books.
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> All of his books are worth reading and I don't say that about every
> writer, but I would recommend all of Thompson, Chandler, Hammett,
> Goodis and Charles Williams to anyone interested in hardboiled crime
> fiction. I might even throw in Westlake, though I myself haven't read
> everything of his so I can't say.
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