John Dann MacDonald - Quick Red Fox, The - 7

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John Dann MacDonald - Quick Red Fox, The - 7

Postby clong » Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:03 am

Quick Red Fox, The /Travis McGee /4

This summer I've been re-reading two authors whose work I haven't read for almost 30 years: John D. MacDonald and A.A. Fair (a pseudonym of Erle Stanley Gardner). It's provided a nice change of pace from a steady diet of scifi and fantasy. For the most part I find that I like the same things about these books that I liked as a teen.

Just when I was starting to feel that the Travis McGee books (which I am not reading in anything like publication order) were getting rather formulaic, this one offered a bit of a change up on several levels. The bad guys are considerably less frightening, the good guys considerably less sympathetic, the romance considerably less tragic.

Overall, I'd say that it's not the most compelling of the series, but still an entertaining read. As always, McGee is an intriguing character, with plenty of things to say about the world he lives in (some of which ring true).

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