Re: RARA-AVIS: The Killer Inside Me

Roger Dowdy (
Tue, 27 Jan 1998 17:08:07 -0500 William Denton wrote:
> 1. In chapter four, Lou says he can't get Amy pregnant because he'd
> had a vasectomy. When asked why, he says,
> "Oh, I was kind of run down and nervous, and he [Lou's
> father] thought--"
> "Why, you were not! You were never that way!" [says Amy]
> "Well," I said, "he thought I was."
> I must be missing something here. Why would a vasectomy be performed
> for someone who was tired and on edge? Is the suggestion that he was
> some kind of non-stop masturbator?

I got the impression (from other parts of the book) that his father knew he was mentally
disturbed and possible dangerous and thought it would be better for society if Lou
didn't breed.

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