RARA-AVIS: Re: Never Street

Gerald So (gso@optonline.net)
Thu, 09 Dec 1999 10:31:41 -0500

Hello, all.

     Actually, Kevin, I'm with you. NEVER STREET was my first exposure to Estleman/Walker. Estleman does a good job with the setting and Chandleresque metaphors, but after a while the metaphors--and Walker himself--seemed dated. It was as if Estleman were trying to right an homage to Chandler or a period piece (only he wasn't).
     When I called Walker an anachronism in an earlier message, I was being derogatory. As Kevin said, this time around, the schtick doesn't play. For me, NEVER STREET was slow-going and hard to follow. In many ways, it mimicked the cheesy, flawed film noir at the center of its plot.


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