Mario Taboada (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 10 Dec 1999 11:34:08 -0800 (PST)
Call me primitive and juvenile, but I enjoyed this Walker
adventure. It's not Great Literature, but it's a solid P.I.
As to Bill's question, it seems that Estleman takes great
pains to make Walker a "Raceless" detective.
As to the future of the traditional hardboiled P.I. novel,
it's uncertain at best. There are only so many was of
recycling the clich鳮 Some people keep it going respectably,
fine writers like Greenleaf, Pronzini, Crumley, Block, and
Michael Collins (Gores, too, but his novels are in a totally
different vein). Yet, there is a feeling of having read it
all before, though never in exactly the same
===== Mario Taboada
"To a mouse, cheese is cheese: that is why mousetraps work."
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