Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Parker

From: Rene Ribic (
Date: 20 May 2002

> >Brian,
> >
> >Re your comment below:
> >
> > > I would love to read a story that featured Hawk as
> > > the central
> > > character. It could be very interesting if done
> > > right.
> >
> >When the original SPENSER FOR HIRE TV series went off,
> >the replacement was a show entitled A MAN CALLED HAWK,
> >with Avery Schreiber continuing sans Robert Urich. I
> >never saw it, so I can't comment on whether or not it
> >was "done right," but the concept has bee tried, at
> >least on television if not in books.
> Him Jim,
> I recall that show. Never saw it. I loved Avery Brooks in both
> For Hire (which overall was a BAD, eviscerated rendition of Parker's
> characters), and in Star Trek: Deep Space 9. He is a tremendous
Never read the Parker books but I recall the two TV series, & IIRC the Hawk series was even more tedious than the Spenser series, IMO.


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