From: Gerald So ( gso@optonline.net)
Date: 29 Mar 2000

Hello, all.

   I enjoyed POODLE SPRINGS. I'm a notorious Parker fan, and enjoy Chandler almost as much. As a rule I don't believe any writer can (or should) finish another's work, but Parker's attempt wasn't bad. The Chandler estate asked him to continue from Chandler's four chapters of
"The Poodle Springs Story."
   In the end Parker didn't enjoy the experience but--if you had to pick someone in the late 80s to write a Marlowe book--who would you choose?
   Parker also wrote a sequel to THE BIG SLEEP, called PERCHANCE TO DREAM, which isn't as easily defended. For the purists, don't worry. He won't do any more of these.


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