Re: RARA-AVIS: serial killers...

From: Anthony Dauer (
Date: 02 Dec 2001

That's what makes "Killer Inside Me" a classic ... bad guys are ugly and uninspiring. Criminals and the criminal mind are not elegant or artful. Thompson took off the gloss and pseudo-hero worship that Billy the Kid and other psychopaths/sociopaths obtained and revealed the reality in all it's ugliness.


Anthony Dauer
Alexandria, Virginia
Don't let the skirts fool you these aren't ladies,
they're femme fatales ...

----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Robison" <> Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2001 9:48 PM

i think that noir well done has a dark and dirty but somehow elegant and artful appeal. both those books were ugly and uninspiring.

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