RE: RARA-AVIS: Re: hardboiled comedy

From: Chris M (
Date: 07 Mar 2005

John W. said:

>In the case of both Higgins and Leonard though it's mostly about
>finding the humour in everyday life, rather than the surreal slapstick of,
>say, a Carl Hiaasen.

This is an interesting contrast.

I've never cared too much for the Leonard books set in Florida. And from time to time I'll quit on a book by a new-to-me writer when its attempts at comedy strike me as too much of a poor Leonard imitation. I'd never thought to consider that it is actually a poor Hiaasen imitation.

Chris (who thinks that John's writing does a pretty good job of finding humor the humor in everyday life as well)

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