RARA-AVIS: Re: Gash and Lovejoy

From: Tapani Bagge ( tapani.bagge@aina.fi)
Date: 22 Nov 2005

Back in the early 90's, I translated the three first Lovejoy books in Finnish and read a couple of others. They are quite hard-boiled and even somewhat noir. I kind of liked them, though I'm not the most avid fan of the sometimes overly wordy prose style of Mr. Gash. He can be snappy, too.

The TV series was much more light-hearted fun, especially after the first season, which was more or less based on the books. Maybe not surprisingly, the books didn't sell too well in here.

Tapani Bagge

Harry Lerner wrote:

>Hello Everyone,
>I was just curious what opinions might be out there regarding Jonathan Gash's
>Lovejoy series (the books, not the 1980s BBC TV series - they are two very
>different things.) I've read a few lately and found myself enjoying them a
>great deal more than I expected, Although not noir in the strictest sense,
>there are some interesting parallels. Lovejoy relentlessly adheres to a very
>personalized moral code, i.e. all things antique, and has a very 'jaded' view
>of the rest of the world and everyone in it.
>Any thoughts?

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