Text Box: The books of Russell H. Greenan

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


Can of Worms



March 1988

© Robert A. Lee

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“The things that spill out when the ‘can’ is opened in this macabre, engrossing chiller are delightful indeed. […] The action is violent—gruesomely so—but quick-paced and engrossing. But perhaps the chief virtue of this novel is in its dialogue: terse, dense, complex. There is no relaxation […] The suddenly shifting dialogue is a metaphor for the plot, which turns and slithers in surprising directions throughout. .. It is a world probably closest to that of Jim Thompson or Cornell Woolrich—black, irrational, yet with almost a sense of comic justiceand I do not mean cosmic. […] powerfully cast and at the same time modestly presented fiction.”