RARA-AVIS: Re: Theme of the Month: Work

From: billha@ionet.net
Date: 14 Apr 2001

When Bill D. sends out a call, we should all dig in our piles of read (ignoring the higher piles of unread) for some answer.

I don't notice any mention of K.C, Constantine in this thread. Can there be any more doggedly dedicated workaholic than Mario Balzic, Rocksburg's finest? Painfully--sometimes tediously--spending his energies on people who often don't seem worth it. Keeping a community from imploding, while helping the most murderous ease out of their guilty anonymousness. I don't have a passage--it's been too long--but the man's life in novel after novel is a testimony.

Switchin' to the other end of the States, haven't seen mention of James Sallis' fine work ethic here either. Harder to find, but:

"With the work I did, how I lived, there's no way I was going to keep regular hours. I didn't keep hours at all. they just loomed around me and passed by like Carnival floats. But my course through the days and nights had zigzagged a lot worse than usual that past week or so, and maybe it was starting to wear me down." (Black Hornet)

Oh yeah, hi Mario. Good to have you back in voice.

Bill Hagen billha@ionet.net

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