Robert B. Parker | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Newgate Callendar

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Critical Essay by Newgate Callendar

Parker must have learned a good deal from "Godwulf"; his new book is more deft, smoother and sharper in characterization. Where "Godwulf" read like a compilation of every private eye from Chandler on, "God Save the Child" has a great deal more personality and character.

Robert B(rown) Parker 1932–Robert B(rown) Parker 1932– Photograph by Kathleen Krueger; courtesy of Delacorte Press

Spenser still remains a smart aleck who shows his dislike for stupidity. He also is intelligent, educated, a gourmet cook and a mean man with his fists. In "God Save the Child" he is hired to find a missing 15-year-old boy; then the ransom notes start arriving. Spenser solves the case, of course, but along the way there are shrewd thrusts that animate the writing. The portrait of the mother is especially well done...

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