"Write about what you know," huh? And how could he write
about what he DOESN'T know?
(Maybe I'm overreacting, but I hate that damned clich鮩 Rob
--- "GERLACH, Steve" <
> > He's definitely victim-oriented, to a fault,
> > hardly strikes me as much of lefty.
> > ***************
> > Haha! Yup! I see Vachss's writing as solidly
> > It permeates it. From his rejection of core
> family in
> > favor of the "it takes a village to raise a child"
> > extended family, to his worship of alternate
> > lifestyles. Take a look at the bad guys. They
> > in two flavors. Upper class white male
> > and poor white male racists. The key phrase here
> > "white male," a long-beloved scapegoat for the
> I'm sure Vachss is just exercising that most
> well-known author rule: "Write
> about what you know." I don't have any problem with
> his leanings in his
> novels. You know that is what you're going to get
> when you read Vachss.
> If I read Ellroy, I don't expect Mills & Boon. If I
> read Vachss, I don't
> expect Bill O'Reilly.
> (Then again, no one expects Bill O'Reilly...)
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