Re: RARA-AVIS: top characters

From: Buzz (
Date: 21 Mar 2002

I like this idea but wonder if we'd be better served by asking for our top twenty instead of ten. My guess is that the Op, Spade, Marlowe, Parker and a couple others are gimmes, which would leave the majority of us with only five or so more choices. With a list that could be incredibly informative, I think we should allow ourselves every opportunity to get past the slam dunks so we can flesh out the less obvious choices. (possibly the most interesting part) Personally, I love the character Buzz Meeks from "the Big Nowhere" but doubt he'd make the cut of my top ten. He'd be muscled out by the heavyweights. Just my two cents.


> A note on rules. I think the usual way these are done is by asking for
everyone's top ten then awarding Ten points for each first place nine for each second place etc... The idea being that you get more of a consensus view and a personal weighting with more consideration and thought given to everyone's own choices (imagine how hard you would think to whittle down your own choices to ten!!). So three people picking Dick Contino as their fave would outvote twenty nine Dudley Smith tenth places ---- does this make sense??
> BTW, I am very happy to volunteer to do the necessary if no-one else wants
> Colin in England

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