Friday, January 8, 2010

Introduction To I Feel Bad Killing You - Max Allan Collins

From A Century Of Noir by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane:

"Leigh Brackett (1915–1978) finished her extraordinary career by writing the screenplay for The Empire Strikes Back. Yes, that Empire Strikes Back. She wrote a number of other screenplays as well, most notably for The Big Sleep and Rio Bravo.
Despite her Hollywood reputation, her fine stories and novels have been somewhat overlooked. She worked in two genres essentially, science fiction and hard-boiled crime, although the Western Writers of America awarded her the Spur award for fiction in 1964. But she was magnificent in noir and science fiction. Look up such novels as No Good from a Corpse and The Tiger Among Us if you want to see a first-rate writer at the top of her talent."

3 out of 5

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