RARA-AVIS: Black Money - 2

From: Victoria Lavagette ( lavagette@yahoo.com)
Date: 07 Jan 2005

My post on Black Money could be taken as negative which was not my intention. I enjoyed the book and am glad I re-read it. I agree with James Reasoner that my tastes have changed dramatically which leads me to the current leanness of Ken Bruen. And I think Macdonald was such an influence on an entire generation of writers that he now seems old fashioned. He described his world acutely and that world has changed greatly in 40 years so that details, such as dependent women, seem slightly absurd.
  Which leads to a question: Do writers of genre fiction, especially mysteries which rely on cause and effect, describe social conditions better than other forms of the same period?
  Thanks again, Victoria
   James Reasoner < james53@flash.net> wrote: Despite those gripes, the book read quickly and easily and I thought it was well-plotted. I felt some sympathy for some of the characters, too. Based on this book, though, I don't understand why I tore through the rest of the series so avidly back in the Sixties and Seventies. Obviously my tastes have changed over the years.

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