Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Florida Writers

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 15 Aug 2008

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    What about Carl Hiassen? We've had discussions in this list before about whether he's hard-boiled and funny, or merely funny.

    I think he's both.

    What do the rest of the Rare Birds think?n

    On 8/15/08, jacquesdebierue <> wrote:
    > --- In, "David L. Wilson" <dwilson@...> wrote:
    >> Until now I've been lurking on the topic, but what do people think of
    >> when the phrase "Florida Writers" comes up? Is this a group defined
    >> by geography or by any particular style? Do their stories take place
    >> in Florida?
    > Both. That's why I wrote up the discussion topic to include both
    > writers from Florida and fiction that takes place in Florida. Example:
    > Leonard counts as "Florida hardboiled" when he sets his novels in
    > Florida. It's loose but (I hope) clear enough. And nobody is going to
    > start quibbling over definitions (I also hope).
    > Best
    > mrt

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