Re: RARA-AVIS: Just curious

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 23 Apr 2002

george writes:
> I started a hard-boiled novel along these line, actually,
> but never finished it, and the world is a better place for
> it, believe me. It's tough to balance turning the
> other cheek with the toughness that hard-boiled
> requires (and don't even get me started on
> colloquialisms). I know, I know...turning the other
> cheek is actually the tougher choice. But it doesn't
> FEEL that way.

george! you're not quoting from the right place! the old testament has just what the hardboiled tough guy requires. look in exodus 21:24. eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth. as mr. smith has suggested, you could find some pretty good hardboiled stories in the old testament, if they were only colloquial. ;-)

and i can understand why christian writers haven't branched to porn! its hard to top the 19th chapter of genesis. that'd make iceberg slim blush! ;-)



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