RARA-AVIS: Westlake and Gores

Jiro Kimura (jkimura@nsknet.or.jp)
Sun, 26 Jul 1998 17:23:45 +0900 Kevin Smith wrote:
>And now, here's a question for all you Rare Birds out there: what two
>books, by Donald Westlake and Joe Gores, respectively, share an entire
>chapter? I was under the impression it was Drowned Hopes and 32 Cadillacs,
>but according to a conversation with Gores, related to me by another
>visitor to this list, his book was Dead Skip, not Cadillacs...does anyone
>know the Westlake book, then? I'm reasonaly sure it was a Dortmunder novel.

Surely, _Drowned Hopes_ (1990), a Dortmunder novel by Donald Westlake, and
_32 Cadillacs_ (1992), a DKA novel by Joe Gores, share a chapter. Also,
about 20 years ago, _Dead Skip_ (1972), the first DKA novel by Gores, share
a chapter with _Plunder Squad_ (1972), a Parker novel by Richard Stark (aka
Westlake). Also, _The Blackbird_ (1969), an Alan Grofield novel by Stark,
shares a chapter with _Slayground_ (1971), another Parker novel. Of
course, these shared chapters are not exactly the same, but describe the
same situations from different points of view.

Jiro Kimura
Jiro Kimura
Kanazawa, JAPAN
e-mail: jkimura@nsknet.or.jp
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