RARA-AVIS: Re: Block's different series protags meeting

From: jacquesdebierue ( jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 02 Nov 2007

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Ed Lynskey <e_lynskey@...> wrote:
> A few years ago, I heard Lawrence Block speak on a panel of
> crime fiction writers. He was asked if he ever envisioned or
> planned for his protagonists P.I. Matt Scudder and gentleman
> burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr to meet. He said though both live in
> NYC, they'd always move in parallel universes.
> Hasn't this meeting of different series main characters been
> done in the past?

Didn't Westlake get Dortmunder and friends into a Parker novel? Also, Gores and Westlake did mix up their respective characters. I don't know about Block, though. Scudder and Rhodenbarr doesn't sound like a promising mix, though a casual brush is possible, of course.



This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 02 Nov 2007 EDT