Re: RARA-AVIS: RE:Book lengths and the unexamined life

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 20 Nov 2001

Well said, Dick. It made me realize one of the reasons I prefer Hammett and Chandler's characterization to Parker's, there's space to fill in the blanks. This leads to more involvement on my part. And it leads to more identification on my part, as I can meld Marlowe and myself without all sorts of personal quirks getting in the way.


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