Re: RARA-AVIS: They won't have Parker to kick around anymore...

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 20 Jan 2010

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    --- In, Patrick King <abrasax93@...> wrote:

    > I don't think anyone can deny Parker's influence on the mystery genre. What we note is that his influence was negative. His success with these sappy stories encouraging publishers, who all follow the crowd, to publish mainly sappier and more sentimental and absurd detective fiction. At this point nearly the entire genre has lost its edge. It is hard to find modern detective fiction in which the main character is struggling with some corny emotional problem, most of them fantastic. I recently read a book about a female detective overwhelmed by her ability to inst<<

    You mean, in which the main character is NOT struggling... right? Just trying to keep the logic straight here...



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