No more typos than the Bruen's that were sold in North America from
2000-2005. It wasn't enough to bother me much on those, and it hasn't
bothered me too much on the Black Mask downloads I've read (just a
couple actually, but the first was Black Wings Has My Angel which was
impossible to find otherwise at the time). I put a couple of the
Black Mask e-books (they are free at Munseys.com) on my e-reader a
couple weeks ago but have yet to read them.
According to the Intro by James Sallis in my copy of The Black Mass
of Brother Springer (Wit's End; 2003), it was the original title
before Universal rejected it and his second suggestion for in favour
of their own 'Honey Gal'.
On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 12:54 PM, Randy Krbechek <email@example.com> wrote:
> At 5/18/2010,
> "James Michael Rogers" <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?Subject=
>>I can't recall which hep cat posted the link to Whip Hand but I
>>really appreciate it. It's just a parody of the style, but a really
>>good one. Completely over the top.
> I recently read Willeford's "Whip Hand" and "Honey Gal," both in the
> Black Mask editions. †As someone pointed out, there are typos in the
> Black Masks. †But the price is right - "Honey Gal" goes for $100 plus
> in the used market.
> I was disappointed by "Whip Hand" - he uses a Faulknerian
> multi-narrator approach, but some of the narrators (the country
> hicks) are hard to read through. †Parody? †I don't think so.
> On the other hand, "Honey Gal" was a sparkling read, and is
> definitely recommended. †Story about an "accidental" preacher in a
> black church in Florida. †I see that another publisher has this title
> under the name "The Black Mass of Brother Springer." †(See Amazon.)
> Randy Krbechek
> Fresno, CA
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