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Old 01-01-2009, 08:57 PM
 
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I am in tears!! My hero is dead!!!
Donald E Westlake RIP, What will I ever do without your books??!! was "What's So Funny" really your last book? Oh dear! You will be sourly missed!! Oh Donald E Westlake if only there's another book somewhere in your shelf...
How I looked forward to meeting you in one of the book signings!!
Why did you have to die?
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:46 AM
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Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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That's a shame, I loved his books.
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Very sad. Although, I honestly prefered him as Richard Stark.

I once read an article where Donald Westlake interviewed Richard Stark. It was hilarious.
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:12 PM
 
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really?? I must read that!! I MUST!! please point me to a link or something....
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:49 PM
 
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I felt the same way when Ross Thomas died. Holy cow, he wrote terrific caper novels.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Maine
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really?? I must read that!! I MUST!! please point me to a link or something....
I tried Googling it and couldn't find it. I'll do some more digging, and if I find it, I'll post the link.

This one is fun:

DO THE MATH: The Da Vinci Parody (http://thebadplus.typepad.com/dothemath/2006/05/the_da_vinci_pa.html - broken link)

A Westlake fan rewrote the opening pages of The DaVinci Code in the style of Richard Stark. So much better that way.
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