RARA-AVIS: Westlake on Stark

From: William Denton ( buff@pobox.com)
Date: 29 Jan 2001

The New York Times has an article by Donald Westlake about Richard Stark:


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| Westlake is allusive, indirect, referential, a bit rococo. Stark strips
| his sentences down to the necessary information.
| In "Flashfire," the Richard Stark novel just recently published, he
| writes, "Parker looked at the money, and it wasn't enough." In one of
| his own novels a few years ago, Donald Westlake wrote, "John Dortmunder
| and a failed enterprise always recognized one another." Dortmunder,
| Westlake's recurring character, proposes a Christmas toast this way,
| "God help us, every one." Parker answers the phone, "Yes."


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : http://www.miskatonic.org/ : Caveat lector.

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