On Mon, 2 Apr 2001, Dixon H. Chandler II wrote:
> Compare MacDonald's work to Carl Hiassen's (sp?).
> there is a real reliance on the eccentric, in characters and their behavior.
> I find him totally unappealing, and unlike many, I don't even find his works
Having read only one of his novels (the one with the
crocodile) I can only say that it was fun. But the
eccentricity there serves a purpose, unlike with MacDonald.
Hiaassen makes points with plots, not dialogue, which has
none of the patronizing of MacDonald.
-- # To unsubscribe from the regular list, say "unsubscribe rara-avis" to # email@example.com. This will not work for the digest version. # The web pages for the list are at http://www.miskatonic.org/rara-avis/ .
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 03 Apr 2001 EDT