Re: RARA-AVIS: Grofeld

From: Doug Bassett (
Date: 19 Nov 2000

Oddly enough, I feel exactly the opposite. Just read
_The Man with the Getaway Face_ and while I liked it, more or less, the whole thing left me rather cold. Although I think I understand what Westlake was trying to do here, I think, oddly enough, that he's almost too successful doing it. Hard for me to put it into words, but I actually find the Parker novels (I've read a couple of others) sort of dull. I think the Grofeld novels are much more entertaining -- maybe because Grofeld is a more appealing character. At least to me.

I realize this is a completely eccentric opinion.

--- wrote:
> I liked the Parker novels a lot, but I never much
> cared for the books that
> featured Grofeld. It's not that they weren't well
> done; it's just that
> they didn't push my buttons.
> Bill Crider

===== Doug Bassett

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