Text Box: The books of Russell H. Greenan

The details “grisly”, the people “lunatic”, the results, “magnetic”.


It Happened in Boston?


“Crazy Palette” New York Times

© Feb 5 1969

Thomas Lask

“On all counts Russell Greenan has written a superbly macabre and satisfying first novel. The details are grisly, the people are lunatic, but the results are magnetic.

[…] the painter is assailed by more things than commissions and colleagues. He is beginning to have metaphysical troubles. The world, he slowly discovers, is not arranged according to any just order. The innocent suffer, the guilty go free[…] Determined to right this imbalance, Barber plans to confront God and take him on as an adversary.”

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