Re: RARA-AVIS: Public Acclain & "Masterpeices"

Date: 28 Apr 2000

Chandler himself made it clear that plots were secondary to dialogue and characterization. He always knew he was, first and foremost, a dialoguist, and he exploited that talent voraciously. That was one of the reasons he was signed by Hitch to do screenplays (though that ended very badly -- tough deal). That tradition has been carried on by Parker, whose novels are nothing if not dialogue driven. Some pretty thin plots, but boy does the banter sizzle! R

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