Re: RARA-AVIS: Surprise Endings (was "Unreliable narrator")

Date: 12 Nov 2005

In a message dated 11/12/05 5:51:07 AM, writes:

> I can't dispute anything you say about Maltese Falcon, although I don't
> remember plot being as imporant as character in that novel. I'm sorry to say
> that
> the casual racism and misogyny of that time period taint the work for me, so
> that I can't read it again, but that's another issue.
> I do think Agatha Christie is the most overrated author in history and her
> cheating and lack of characterization are stunning.

your first comment fascinates me, since most of what I initially learned about plotting, I learned from reading The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man

I didn't know Agatha Christie cheated on her husband. the slut. you'd think it would have made her work a little more noirish

John Lau

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