RE: RARA-AVIS: Practical tips from hardboiled dicks

From: Anthony Dauer (
Date: 07 Nov 2000

Haven't read about Burke doing that yet ... but then he hasn't been in a situation in the books that I've read so far that required him to drink either. Real men don't worry about what it means to be real. ;)

Anthony Dauer

-----Original Message----- From: []On Behalf Of Daniel Sevitt Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2000 10:27 AM To: '' Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Practical tips from hardboiled dicks

Don't know if I missed this one or not. In Vachss' Burke books whenever Burke is hanging out in somewhere where he would look out of place without consuming alcohol, he orders a whisky and coke and asks for them in separate glasses. Then he sips at the coke and empties the whisky into the rest of the glass. That way it looks as though he is getting loaded and just can't be bothered with the coke. Real men know it's not smart to drink!
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