Re: Freeman: As a Thief in the Night
- Nice review & overview of Freeman-one of my favorite GAD'ers. I'll
have to track down AS A THEIF IN THE NIGHT. The repetitive themes
are a bit disconcerting when you first come across them--for
instance: If you read 8 or 10 of the Thorndyke short stories in a
row you start wondering--Didn't I just read this story two hours
ago? Well, no you didn't but you came across two very similar
stories. Still, once you acclimate to Freeman's style you're in for
a grat time.
--- In GAdetection@yahoogroups.com, "Wyatt James" <grobius@s...>
> Thorndyke would. There are mediocre Freeman mysteries, though theyare
> all entertaining for some reason or another, but when he is in highappeal
> gear there is nothing to beat them. An advantage of doing a marathon
> like this is to accustom oneself to a prose style that may not
> at first; however, it also has a glut of some repetitive themes andtaste
> settings that make for yawning. In any case, once you develop a
> for Freeman's formula, which hardly ever varies, you will find an....
> amazing range of variation within those parameters.