Re: RARA-AVIS: Marlowe, the Man

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 07 Apr 2007

--- wrote:
> Ed wrote:
> "That's been the knock on Lew Archer, that we never see who
> Archer is as a person."
> The "knock"? I've always thought that was one of positive
> traits of the Archer series, how he remains pretty much a
> blank slate (except in the last, The Blue Hammer). It
> certainly led me to identify even more with him, as I filled >
in the blanks with my own ideals.

"Knock" is probably the wrong word, Mark. "Observation" might be better. I'm curious to see if Marlowe reveals more of himself. Interestingly, the Vintage Crime THE BIG SLEEP includes a Ross Macdonald favorable blurb on the cover.


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