Re: RARA-AVIS: Style vs Attitude

From: a.n.smith (
Date: 10 Feb 2000

more of it and of himself.
> Chandler saw himself in much the same way James Ellroy and Walter
> seem to see themselves these days, as great, serious, novelists whose work
> has been misunderstood and underappreciated.

I think Ian Rankin thought this way earlier on as well, when he was surprised that his first book in which a cop solves a murder ended up in the mystery section. Since then, it looks like he has maintained a wonderful complexity about the work while embracing the mystery genre community.

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