RARA-AVIS: Dream sequences: good & bad

From: Ed Lynskey ( e_lynskey@yahoo.com)
Date: 19 Jan 2003

In Ross Macdonald's A MOVING TARGET, Lew Archer lapses into sleep and describes several dreams he has. I don't have the novel in front of me to quote in detail. I know I've read other hb novels using the same device. George Pelecanos, for instance, uses it, IIRC, usually in an alcoholic haze. Like the gaudy metaphor, it can be jarring but in RM's case I also found it to be humorous and insightful to a lesser extent.

Ed Lynskey


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