--- Michael Robison <
> been watching the robert parker discussion. looked
> like some kind
> of consensus that his first were the best. i went
> to border's bookstore
> and looked at all copyrights and the oldest one was
> 1972 called
> something like _the godwulf manuscript_, so i picked
> it up.
Ya done good. GODWULF is the first Spenser novel. Parker
wrote it in about a year, if I recall correctly, and then
sold it in three weeks to the first publisher to whom he sent
it. It's a good one.
I think most people, even those who enjoy Parker's current
writing, agree that his first books were his best books.
However, we often disagree with what "his first books" are.
Mr. T., I believe, thinks the quality starts going downhill
after the first three in the series. My own opinion is that
the first three are great, the next three outstanding, the
(7-9, that is) pretty good, and everything after that is readable.
If you like GODWULF, you might also enjoy his three more
recent Jesse Stone books, which are a little crisper (if
that's a word) than his current Spenser novels. In my
===== George C. Upper III, Editor The Lightning Bell Poetry
__________________________________________________ Do You
Yahoo!? Send your FREE holiday greetings online! http://greetings.yahoo.com
-- # 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 Jan 2002 EST