Doug Bassett (email@example.com)
Thu, 4 Nov 1999 10:36:20 -0800 (PST)
I agree, the Atlantic piece is great. Personally, though,
I've always blamed the "sensitive" PI trend on two authors:
Robert Parker (with all of that "what it means to be a man
and still have a committed relationship" stuff), and, I hate
to say it because I really admire his writing generally,
Lawrence Block. I think it's undeniable that his Matthew
Scudder series has taken a nose-dive in quality ever since
Scudder got sober and domesticated.
I've been reading alot of Donald Hamilton's Matt Helm series
recently. Can you imagine Helm getting touchy-feely? About
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