Re: RARA-AVIS: Sidekicks

From: George Upper (
Date: 14 Nov 2001

--- Mario Taboada <> wrote:
> <<What you're missing here is that Spenser didn't
> decide
> the murder was immoral. He decided it was immoral
> for
> HIM to commit it.>>
> Huh? This is a new definition of morality. Among
> other
> things, it justifies hiring a hit man...

No, I wouldn't go that far. I am pointing out the moral difference between allowing something to happen and being a causal factor (hiring a hit man would be a causal factor, of course). In a situation like murder, this difference can be more difficult to see.

Please keep in mind that I am not agreeing with Spenser's code; I just don't agree that Parker uses Hawk to do the things Spenser is too squeamish to do.


===== George C. Upper III, Editor The Lightning Bell Poetry Journal

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