RARA-AVIS: RE: First Personals

From: Dick Lochte ( dlock@ix.netcom.com)
Date: 07 Feb 2001

Mark wrote:
> Weren't Dick Lochte's Sleeping Dog and Laughing Dog structured this way?
> They definitely alternated between two distinct points of view. I'm
> pretty sure they were both first person. I liked those a lot, kept
> hoping for a third in the series. Any chance, Dick?

Yep, the two "Dog" books alternated first person narrations. The explanation for it was that the two protagonists had each penned their separate books, but the manuscripts wound up at the same conglomerate publisher and to the writers' dismay an "insensitive and ruthless editor" (me) combined them.

No third novel yet, but there's a new short story collection, "Lucky Dog"
(Five Star), that features the two characters. Single first person, though. And not exactly noir. But thanks for asking, Mark.


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