On Mon, 2 Apr 2001, Dixon H. Chandler II wrote:
> Compare MacDonald's work to Carl Hiassen's (sp?).
> there is a real reliance on the eccentric, in characters and their behavior.
> I find him totally unappealing, and unlike many, I don't even find his works
Having read only one of his novels (the one with the
crocodile) I can only say that it was fun. But the
eccentricity there serves a purpose, unlike with MacDonald.
Hiaassen makes points with plots, not dialogue, which has
none of the patronizing of MacDonald.
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