RE: RARA-AVIS: Gores's Spade and Archer

From: Harry Joseph Lerner (
Date: 18 Jun 2010

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    I just finished it too (and only a year and a half after first picking it up!) I whole-heartedly agree that it was a terrific read! I particularly liked the way Gores worked in the Flitcraft parable as a kind of jumping off point for the story. And, no I haven't given anything away by saying that!

    Best, Harry
    ________________________________________ From: [] On Behalf Of Stephen Burridge [] Sent: June 18, 2010 1:35 PM To: Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Gores's Spade and Archer

    OK... I have been hesitating, I will go for it. Thanks.

    Stephen Burridge

    On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 1:31 PM, jacquesdebierue

    > I finally got around to reading this one... superb book. I didn't look, but
    > I am sure that some reviewers had reservations regarding this sort of
    > project, but Gores did a great job, the book stands on its own, and there is
    > no feeling of pastiche. Gores managed to convey the same extreme clarity
    > that Hammett's writing had --but then, Gores has that clarity in his "own"
    > work, so it's not surprising. If you were hesitating, go for it. This is a
    > very fine classic hardboiled novel.
    > Best,
    > mrt
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