RARA-AVIS: Re: Recycling

From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@colba.net)
Date: 09 Jul 2001

>Now Chandler's "cannibalizations" of stories, particularly those in the
>Killer in the Rain anthology, for his novels is well known. How
>standard is/was this practice? Does McBain do this often?

I'm no scholar of McBain, just a fan, but it seems to me he did. Even within the 87th series. Is it me, or do several of his books kick off with or at least feature his "Isola is a lady" rap? And sometimes I'll read a later book in the series, and I'll swear I've read the same description or scene or extended metaphor in an earlier book.


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