Praise from Admirers
of John D. MacDonald

 

 


"A shining example for all of us in his field. Talk about the best." Mary Higgins Clark

"I automatically buy every John D. MacDonald as it comes out, and not even MacDonald's invention of a serial character, with all the dangers which I personally know so well, will deter me from continuing to do so." Ian Fleming
"...a dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character." Sue Grafton
"The best novelist in America." Pete Hamill
"Most readers loved MacDonald's work because he told a rip-roaring yarn. I loved it because he was the first modern writer to nail Florida dead-center, to capture all its languid sleaze, racy sense of promise, and breath-grabbing beauty." Carl Hiaasen
"...the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller." Stephen King
"As a young writer, all I ever wanted was to touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me... He captured the mood and the spirit of his times more accurately, more hauntingly, than any 'literature' writer - yet managed always to tell a thunderingly good, intensely suspenseful tale." Dean Koontz
"With his exceptional talents as a storyteller, there's no problem he can't handle and handle well." Rex Stout
"To diggers a thousand years from now... the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen." Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
"When you despair of what passes for storytelling in today's dumbed-down video 'culture,' I have a prescription that works every time: Return to the Masters. Turn on some Gershwin, Ellington, Cole Porter, curl up, and open to the first page of a John D. MacDonald novel. You shall be restored! THE DEEP BLUE GOOD-BY would be a great start." Joseph Wambaugh