RARA-AVIS: Re: Moratorium on serial murderer mysteries?

From: davezeltserman (Dave.Zeltserman@gmail.com)
Date: 18 Aug 2010

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    worthy choices. I'd also add "I was Dora Suarez" by Derek Raymond to this list.

    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Ron Clinton" <clinton65@...> wrote:
    > Were I to compile a list of three serial-killer novels that epitomize the
    > best this niche genre has to offer, I'd include THE COLLECTOR by John
    > Fowles, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS by Thomas Harris, and BY REASON OF INSANITY by
    > Shane Stevens. There are other good ones, to be sure (and I'm probably
    > unaware of a number of them since I swore off serial killer novels some time
    > back) and certainly many more bad ones, but these exemplary three approach
    > the theme from different perspectives and illustrate the fact that serial
    > killer novels don't have to be a tired retread of one another...a fact too
    > often ignored by the glut of titles that substitute prurient thrills for
    > substantive literary worth.
    > Ron C.
    > > -----Original Message-----
    > > From: rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com [mailto:rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com] On
    > > Behalf Of David Corbett
    > > Excuse me if I'm repeating myself, can't remember if I've brought this up
    > before, or
    > > if so how recently, but THE COLLECTOR by John Fowles is a great serial
    > killer
    > > book.

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