RARA-AVIS: Re: W.R. Burnett

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 18 Mar 2010

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Allan Guthrie" <allan@...> wrote:
    > 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.

    Yes, no comparison whatever. Burnett was generally good, whereas Daly was almost always bad. No, he was always bad, period. I do think Burnett got careless in his later career. Little Caesar remains a formidable novel.



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