Re: RARA-AVIS: Pete Hautman

a.n.smith (
Fri, 24 Dec 1999 21:02:26 -0600

> it doesn't include Crow it shows he realizes this and will go in a
> direction than Parker did. If he writes only individual novels he will
> lose the depth of great characters that permeate his works. Maybe like
> Lawrence Block or Donald Westlake he can produce many different series,
> each with their own appeal and assortment of different characters.

Or maybe like Connelly, who can alternate between Bosch and non-series work. Elmore Leonard never really had series characters, but some recurred over and over as part of the world he created, and it works fine.

Neil Smith

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