Re: RARA-AVIS: Whip Hand

From: Stewart Wilson (stewart@stewartwilson.com)
Date: 19 May 2010

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    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'.

    --Stewart

    On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 12:54 PM, Randy Krbechek <randyk@psnw.com> wrote:
    > At 5/18/2010,
    >
    > "James Michael Rogers" <mailto:jeddak5@cox.net?Subject=
    > Re%3A%20recent%20and%20upcoming%20reads%20and%20acquisitions>jeddak5@cox.net
    >
    > wrote:
    >
    >>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.
    >>
    >>James
    >
    > 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.)
    >
    > Bye.
    > Randy Krbechek
    > Fresno, CA
    >
    >
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    -- 
    Stewart Wilson
    Toronto, ON
    



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