One Last Stroll on Familiar Ground

(This post may be found at The American Culture…)

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Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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3 Responses to One Last Stroll on Familiar Ground

  1. Rita B says:

    I’m still on the library waiting list for this one. How do you feel about the franchising of characters? I think of the wit in Parker’s books and wonder if it can be replicated–the plots can be hack work, but what about an author’s voice? I think of the Archy McNally series by Lawrence Sanders. Vincent Lardo took over, and it didn’t ring true. Of course, I’m trained to notice subtle differences. But then again, I suspect publishers aren’t concerned about my cohort when offering characters the afterlife.

    • profmondo says:

      Well, you can find a lot of my thoughts on the business here, but the short version is that I’m inclined to agree with you, and I think that Parker’s own work with Chandler’s characters is pretty good support for our position. I may give the Atkins Spenser a chance, but I don’t think I’ll pay for it.

      • Rita B says:

        Thanks. The link is a good one. And I’m still chuckling over the zombie attack on Susan.

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