Re: RARA-AVIS: Endings of Parker and Marlowe

Date: 21 Dec 2004


Re your comment below:

> I mean, marrying off or otherwise pairing off your
> formerly lone wolf
> detective has been done a zillion times before and
> since, but in many
> ways it would have been interesting to see where
> Chandler would have
> taken it. Would he have let Marlowe and Linda crash
> and burn, or
> would he have figured out a way to pull it off?
> Certainly, Parker
> suggested one way, a sort of separate-but-together
> scenario, but what
> would Chandler have done?

Maybe it would have been interesting if Chandler had continued the notion, but the fact is that Chandler already did what Chandler would have done, decide POODLE SPRINGS wasn't working, abandon it, and write a short story in which Marlowe takes up with a girl he figures is too good for him.


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