Re: RARA-AVIS: Legal thrillers

From: Robert Elkin (
Date: 15 Mar 2008

Patrick King wrote:
"Gardener himself often said he never allowed logic to get in the way of entertaining a reader."

mrt wrote:
"That's a great attitude in a pulpster. It was shared by all the great pulpsters, including Hammett."

I add: The dictates of time, expenses, & eating have absolutely nothing to do with "greatness," from Rasselas on down to Couffignal. Illogical texts (unless they deal with questions of reality) are ultimately forgettable. The collar & cuffs must match (to use a pop-culture cliche that's so old it's been Bonded).

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