>From an interview with Trevor Maviano, at
| But these are all guys that at least know their way around.
| Pelecanos, I call him the shoe salesman of crime fiction. His rhythms
| are wrong. He tries awful hard to be gritty. That's how it comes off to
| a guy like me, is tryin.... I find his stuff to be incredibly contrived,
| in that it is trying to expand the genre into new areas, but I don't
| [want] to hear preaching about racial division in the United States
| mixed in with my crime fiction. I just want crime. If I want to read
| something political, I'll read non-fiction for Christ's sake.
I think that's pretty much wrong on all counts. Maviano later
contradicts himself, saying, "My view of crime is different
than some people's. I feed off a social conflict model, that
I think Marx inspired quite a bit. I see crime for profit as
being a political thing."
-- William Denton : Toronto, Canada : http://www.miskatonic.org/ : Caveat lector.
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