Thursday, March 17, 2011

Book Review: Richard Stark, The Black Ice Score (1968)

More support for the International Parker Theorem: The more Parker gets involved in international intrigue, the less interesting he becomes. The best Parker books convince you that they take place in the real world of professional thieves. Those books that fall under the International Parker Theorem convince you that some of the Parker novels should have been left out of print. Grade: C-


  1. I can't agree they should've been left out of print. Sure, they are the lesser works in the series, but Parker still trumps every series character that came before and after, up to this moment. So, there's still some value in having those books out there and in print, if you ask me, not that you did.