From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 30 Mar 2000

Victoria Esposito-Shea wrote:

> But the problem I had with POODLE
> SPRINGS was that it was too much Parker and not enough Chandler, and
> likewise that it was too contemporary.

The same goes for the books in which the author him/herself has tried to contemporarize his/her own works. For example, John MacDonald's short stories in "Good Old Stuff" pretend to be from the early eighties. And it just doesn't work, since the themes, feelings and moods come from an older era.


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