I have to admit I have read none of these books nor anything by the writers. Big gaps.
Sadly, my choices are works from 50+ years ago, Patti. None of the contemporary novels had the impact of these older, classic works.
Patti–REALLY? Goodness gracious. But you’ve seen Brackett’s script work, at least…in THE BIG SLEEP (Bogart), THE LONG GOODBYE (Gould), and that silly space opera movie (as she was rewritten after she died). You might’ve seen Vance as adapted on THRILLER, the Boris Karloff anthology. But certainly three writers your reading is poorer without. All three prone to some impish humor, Brackett when the mood struck her, Vance and of course Wodehouse on a regular basis.
George–no shame in it. And I’d say it’s hard to be a Brackett fan and not a Vance fan, and vice verse.
Glad you liked my choices, Todd. I read contemporary fiction but none of 2011’s books were as much fun to read as Brackett, Vance, and Wodehouse.
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