And BEHOLD THIS WOMAN, a very early one, is his worst.
THE WOUNDED AND THE SLAIN is one of my favourites, though, so you might well
like BEHOLD THIS WOMAN.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Clinton" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 4:00 AM Subject: RE: RARA-AVIS: Where have you gone Rara-Avis (Brewer)
> Not a fall, per se, and I probably overstated that by comparing him to
> Brewer, but certainly an uneven finish. THE WOUNDED AND SLAIN and FIRE IN
> THE FLESH, for example, are two later books that are far cries from the
> brilliance of his earlier work. Having said that, as you rightly point
> THE BLONDE ON THE STREET CORNER and SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER/DOWN THERE
> sandwiched these two lesser works, and both are quite good. His final
> SOMEBODY'S DONE FOR, was a generally unremarkable capstone, but certainly
> better than WOUNDED and FIRE. So again -- yes, more uneven a career end
> than a linear decline.
> Ron C.
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