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Cinnamon Skin by John D. MacDonald
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Apr 19, 2012

really liked it

The Travis McGee novels were written over a span of three decades. I much preferred this one, published in 1982, to one published in 1964 I read recently. Set in the '80s of Florida cocaine runners, big Texas oil and the beginning of the current computer age it somehow keeps it's noir intact. (Maybe not so much with the terry cloth headbands and braided belts.) One of his earlier novels had been made into the movie CAPE FEAR which changed very little when it was remade by Martin Scorcese in the '90s neo-noir era that also gave us THE GRIFTERS. Stephen King is a big fan and now I am, too. I've got two or three more on my to-read shelf.

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