Re: RARA-AVIS: Survey

Date: 20 Jan 2002

In a message dated 1/20/02 10:13:32 AM, writes:

<< I'm less than a thrid of the way through he book I'm reading now, KNOWN DEAD by Donald Harstad, and there're already more than sixteen secondary characters with the promise of more to come. >>

Harstad is good, isn't he? Interesting juxtaposition of folksy and seen-it-all sensibility that seems utterly true to a rural mid-western cop. From a character standpoint, I enjoy Sheriff Carl Houseman's food obsession. It ain't like Spenser's. The guy just likes to eat. Just picked up his 3rd installment in paperback, THE BIG THAW.

In spite of all the secondary characters however, these first person narrative stories are clearly told from a single protagonist's point of view.

John Lau

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