RARA-AVIS: Hiaassen

From: Juri Nummelin ( jurnum@utu.fi)
Date: 03 Apr 2001

On Mon, 2 Apr 2001, Dixon H. Chandler II wrote:

> Compare MacDonald's work to Carl Hiassen's (sp?). Now
> 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
> funny.

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.


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