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

Date: 02 Nov 2007

mrt asked:

"Didn't Westlake get Dortmunder and friends into a Parker novel?"

Other way around. In Jimmy the Kid, the Dortmunder gang models a kidnapping on a Parker book. Chapters of Parker's competent work alternate with the Dortmunders' less skillful execution. Parker author, Richard Stark, even makes a brief appearance in the form of letter from his lawyer about the copyright infringement of the "based on a true story" film made about the case. The lawyer advises he may be able to sue the kidnappers for stealing his idea, but not moviemakers.


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