RARA-AVIS: Re: Realistic HB (Was: Estleman's MOTOR CITY BLUE)

From: southpaw@altavista.net
Date: 27 Jun 2001

On 26 Jun 2001, Mario Taboada < matrxtech@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Metaphor and simile have become an epidemic, and not
> just in the P.I. subgenre.

I don't mind similes or metaphors in the right hands, although the devices clearly can become crutches even for good writers (and doing even more damage for worse writers).

> Let's face it, a lot of our favorite books would never pass
> a minimal reality test. And I didn't even get into James
> Lee Burke -- or David Goodis.

What are some of the better, realistic HB books available?

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