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  • W. Peck
    Damn! you re good, Wyatt! What a great contribution! Thank you very much. ; ... __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? The New Yahoo! Shopping -
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      Damn! you're good, Wyatt! What a great contribution!
      Thank you very much.
      ;
      --- Wyatt James <grobius@...> wrote:
      > Guess what? Travis McGee now has a web page on Mysterylist:
      > http://www.mysterylist.com/travis.htm
      >
      > --- In GAdetection@yahoogroups.com, "W. Peck" <aria376@y...> wrote:
      > > Hello, Wyatt -
      > > This bears not on which of the series is the best--I collected and
      > read
      > > them all years ago and would have to reread them to establish an
      > opinion.
      > > Your previous posting reminded me of the old old rumor that arose
      > at the
      > > time of MacDonald's death of a manuscript he had left with his
      > publisher
      > > of a novel he'd years earlier written at the end of which McGee
      > dies; of
      > > course it used the color "black" in the title and was intended for
      > post-
      > > humous publication. Wishful thinking on the part of many readers
      > led to
      > > them inundating his publisher with inquiring letters. But only
      > until the
      > > truth was revealed. And today both MacDonald and McGee seem
      > unfairly
      > > forgotten.
      > > ;
      > > --- Wyatt James <grobius@s...> wrote:
      > > > "Nightmare in Pink" -- I spoke too soon in judging this book, not
      > > > having finished it yet. The ending is a true smash! A really
      > > > nightmarish brainwashing sequence in a highly unusual private
      > mental
      > > > hospital, involving mind-altering drugs, lobotomies, electrodes
      > in
      > > > the pleasure center of the brain, etc. A combination of "One Flew
      > > > over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "The Manchurian Candidate." Once
      > again,
      > > > Travis underestimates the proficiency of his enemies and pays the
      > > > price. It's refreshing to have a protagonist who is not
      > infallible.
      > > > But of course he does come through, very dramatically and
      > violently.
      > > >
      > > > As for his love life and self-justification for it, maybe I was
      > just
      > > > being envious. But he does seem to have an indecent and unfair
      > > > success rate.
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      > >
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