Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Parker at 76

Spenser creator Robert B. Parker turns 76 today, and while much of his series work has become repetitive and lost relevance, you can read any of his recent novels on its own and appreciate his major gift: clarity.

This week the movie based on his Western Appaloosa opens, introducing him to a new generation of fans.

1 comment:

Kieran said...

I've been a reluctant Parker reader. Checked out some of the Spenser series and left it at three or four books read. But last month I was hanging out at the beach and picked up a copy of Apaloosa at a book exchange. Stunning. Cuthroat noir style and the best western I've ever had the pleasure to read. If you haven't read it, do. Pretty stoked for the movie.