Originally Posted by issybird
Honestly, that's why I'm calling him a hack. He's a good raconteur, but I don't think he cared enough about the underpinnings of his story. I suspect, for example, that he knew he ran into a problem with the omniscient Strachan, but essentially said the hell with it.
You're probably right there. But still, I'll happily keep On the Beach
on my TBR list. Sometimes it's nice to have a bit of hack here and there. Meanwhile, I'm really struggling with Lolita
even though it's clearly well written.