RARA-AVIS: Re: E W Hornung.

From: jacquesdebierue ( jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 13 Nov 2007

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Patrick King <abrasax93@...> wrote:
> --- jacquesdebierue <jacquesdebierue@...> wrote:
> > In fact, Perowne, a highly sophisticated writer,
> > surpasses Hornung.
> > His work is a lot of fun, devilishly clever.
> *************************************************
> In what way "surpassed"? Kingsley Amis was technically
> a much better writer than Ian Fleming, but his COLONEL
> SUN was, in my opinion, a pretty pale Jame Bond. I
> generally note that writers who pick up earlier
> writers' characters seldom do themselves or the
> inventor credit. In what way was Perowne an exception
> to this?

He was a better writer and a better plotter than Hornung. He wrote many fine things besides taking over from Hornung. I recommend him. Not hardboiled, but more of a classic mystery writer.



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