From: Bludis Jack ( buildsnburns@yahoo.com)
Date: 07 Dec 2002

Woah, guys--

When I first signed up for rara-avis, I was warned that it sometimes got nasty.

The Marlowe Paradigm thing seems to have brought out the worst in some of us.

Hey guys, it's only opinion about books, not religion or politics.

Al, although I generally disagree with his long post, is partially correct. There are probably people out there writing PI who never heard of Chandler or Hammett but indirectly at least, I think they are influenced.

Indirectly or directly, we are influenced by the books we read, by our teachers, friends . . . hell, some of us were even influenced by our parents.

In some ways this exchange on the Marlowe paradigm, which I entered only a day or two ago, has given me some ideas, and it will probably influence at least some of my future work.

I might want to go to an anti-Chandler Paradigm.

Al, Anthony, others . . . thanks for the posts, and thanks for the ideas.


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