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
best novelist in America." Pete Hamill
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
great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller." Stephen King
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."
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