Re: RARA-AVIS: Ads in books (product placement)

Jeff Evans (
Wed, 6 Jan 1999 11:42:54 -0500 I've just rejoined the list so have missed some of the discussion, but
Dennis Porter
mentions such specific and commercial references, both in terms of
pleasure (from identiifying the the product itself along with any
response to the
technical skill of description) and toward his theory that such
references cumulatively
help serve the purpose of deferring the solution and plot resolution,
thus creating suspense.

He's convincing discussing this "relish for the inessential," using
Ian Fleming as his example.

Jeff Evans

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