Robert B. Parker | Critical Essay by Newgate Callendar

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Robert B. Parker.
This section contains 155 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Newgate Callendar

In the tradition of Hammett, Chandler and the other private-eye creators of the 1930's comes "The Godwulf Manuscript" by Robert B. Parker…. Parker's locale is Boston, and his private-eye—a tough, wise-cracking, unafraid, lonely, unexpectedly literate type—is in many respects the very exemplar of the species. He is called in to investigate the theft of a 14th-century illuminated manuscript from a college library. Along the way he runs into student activists, the mob, drugs, sex and the usual package. "The Godwulf Manuscript" is not notable for originality or ideas, but it is at least well written and does have a point of view about life. Its trouble is that it is simply too derivative to be anything more than lightweight.

Newgate Callendar, in a review of "The Godwulf Manuscript," in The New York Times Book Review (© 1974 by The New...

(read more)

This section contains 155 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Newgate Callendar
Copyrights
Gale
Critical Essay by Newgate Callendar from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook