Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: W.R. Burnett

From: Allan Guthrie (
Date: 18 Mar 2010

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    Just to stand up for Burnett in case anyone who hasn't read him thinks it's not worth the effort: DARK HAZARD is a superb novel. One of my all-time favourites in the genre. The two Dalys I've read were so bad I almost lost the will to live. These two writers are poles apart, in my admittedly warped opinion.


    ----- Original Message ----- From: "James Michael Rogers" <> To: <> Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 9:04 PM Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: W.R. Burnett

    > Yeah, he sort of rode a wave. Or created the wave. Not really a good
    > writer but, in a way, an important and influential writer. I would compare
    > him to Daly in that fashion.
    > Off topic but, since we were talking recently about HB authors suitable to
    > be taught in schools, did anyone mention Nathanial West's Day Of The
    > Locust and Miss Lonelyhearts?
    > James

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