Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Ross Macdonald vs. Elmore Leonard

Date: 23 Aug 2007

Mario wrote:

"I added "original" because, for example, Ross Macdonald has had followers who could be said to improve on his type of book, notably Joseph Hansen and Stephen Greenleaf. But Macdonald came first and his work may well outlive the work of the others, excellent as they are."

For a time there in the '80s, MacDonald seemed to be even more influential than Hammett and Chandler, with numerous PI writers adopting his "sins of the past" plotlines. Along with Hansen and Greenleaf, Jack Lynch and, later, Richard Barre worked that land, among many others. As did James Reasoner in Texas Wind.


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