RARA-AVIS: Re: Gores missed the synedoche

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 26 Feb 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "davezeltserman" <davezelt@...> wrote:
    > --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "jacquesdebierue"
    > <jacquesdebierue@> wrote:
    > >
    > > I doubt that Gores did it for the
    > > money, though.
    > Mario, we'll never know--although I'm sure his advance for this dwarfs
    > all his previous advances. But no matter his motivation, I agree, a
    > near impossible task without disappointing many Maltese Falcon fans. I
    > mean, think about it, he's trying to write a sequel for arguably the
    > greatest crime novel ever written, so the odds are great that what he
    > ends up will pale in comparison to the original no matter good it
    > might be.

    I'm gonna read it as a Gores story, not thinking of Hammett. I did the same when Robert Parker finished a Chandler novel. If I think it should be Chandler, I'm shortchanging Parker, who did write most of it. And in this case, Gores did write it completely.



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