RARA-AVIS: Re: Daniel Woodrell on "Noir"

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 02 Feb 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, JIM DOHERTY <jimdohertyjr@...> wrote:
    > T,
    > Re your comment below:
    > "Westlake's Parker series does not include a revolving POV."
    > Au contraire! The original series, back in its Pocket Books and
    Gold Medal days, were all divided into four sections, the first always from Parker's, the second and third from the viewpoint of other characters (usually Parker's enemy and another supporting character), and the fourth part returning to Parker's POV.

    You are correct. Perhaps what I said has to do with the fact that I always read those novels thinking of what Parker is going to do next. He is omnipresent, at least for me. That may be why I don't sense the shift.



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