ANGRY MOON and THE GETAWAY MAN are both terrific reads...the first is more
of horror/noir hybrid, while the latter is distinctly noir. I'm no longer
much of a Vachss fan, but still recommend without hesitation THE GETAWAY MAN
and SHELLA (and his short-story collections are pretty good).
The O'Brien book is nearly worthy of all the acclaim its received since its
release...some of the lines, like "...and when he died it was almost
beautiful, the way the sunlight came around him and lifted him up and sucked
him high into a tree full of moss and vines and white blossoms" when
describing a soldier killed by a landmine. Other scenes are just as
evocative and powerful.
Those would be the three I'd recommend reading first.
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> Subject: RARA-AVIS: embarrassment of riches
> after waiting for library requests to come in for quite a while, a whole
bunch came in
> at once.
> i read 'one' by david karp and 'shooters' by terrill lankford, liked both.
> i have the following out now:
> 'angry moon' by lankford which i'm reading and like
> 'the resurrectionist' by jack o'connell which i started and like. i
switched to angry
> moon when it came in cos it's an interlibrary loan and can't be renewed,
> i've yet to start 'the prone gunman' by j.p. manchette and 'the getaway
man' by a.
> and the library tells me 2 more are in now, 'to die in california' by
> 'things they carried' by tim o'brien.
> any comments on what should be read first, not counting the interlibrary
> i had taken out 'tree of smoke' by denis johnson while waiting for the
> started it and tho i liked it, between the slowness and length of it and
all the above
> coming in, i returned it. may or may not ever return to it. i liked his
> but there's just too much to read.
> happy passover, easter, final four, weekend, spring and reading,
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