Re: RARA-AVIS: WILDERNESS by Robert B. Parker

From: killerjoe27 (
Date: 24 Oct 2007

Thanks for replying, Brandt. I like most of Parker's stand-alones. I actually rank two of them (WILDERNESS and DOUBLE PLAY) right up there with his best stuff.

We'll see if Ed Harris's movie version of APPALOOSA, due to be released next year, will increase interest in RBP's Western fiction and his other stand-alone works.


--- In, "Brandt" <bldodson@...> wrote:
> I've read it, although it's been 10 years or more. Yes, I agree,
> with you comparison to some of the elements of Deliverance. Much
> than his Spenser novels, although I don't believe it did very well.
> Parker had some initial problems developing a readership outside of
> His stand alone, All Our Yesterdays, didn't do well at all and
neither did
> Three Weeks in Spring (a book about his wife's battle with breast
> In fact, until he began his Sunny Randall and Jesse Stone series,
ONLY his
> Spenser work has done well. The possible exception would be a non-
> work he did on weightlifting. I believe it hit the mark, although
it's now
> out of print.
> Brandt

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