Re: RARA-AVIS: Sentimental guys

Diane Trap (trap@Mail.Libs.UGA.EDU)
Fri, 10 Dec 1999 09:33:26 -0500 (EST)

> I just started reading John Ridley's LOVE IS A RACKET, and within the first
> ten pages the narrator has given an old whore $50 bucks that he can ill
> afford to part with because he feels sorry for her. Are tough guys
> supposed to be so sentimental? Of course I haven't read any farther in the
> book. Maybe he grabs the money back later on.

He's not sentimental, just delusional--Love is a Racket is narrated by a man who's deeper in denial than Cleopatra. It's a great story.

     -----Diane Trap

> Bill Crider

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