Re: RARA-AVIS: RE: Women Writing Men and vice versa

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 03 Sep 2002

<<My friend said Grisham spent too much time describing the the woman's looks -- especially how good she looked in blue

jeans -- which he never did with male protagonists.>>

Could that be because males generally don't look all that good in blue jeans?

Speaking of unperceived ridiculousness: when is somebody going to tell the dozens of obese baseball players that they look like oversized sausages in those tight uniforms? Not only do they not look athletic (they are not) but they draw attention to themselves and away from the ball. Somebody put them on a stric diet, or show them pictures of well-proportioned men, or something. They are bad models for our youth -- on the other hand, our youth doesn't play ball so much anymore. On the third hand, our youth is obese. What the hell...

Sorry about the cranky rant. I had it in me.

Can I enter a Constantine for my procedural reading list? So far I have a Wambaugh, a Uhnak, a McBain and a Donald Hamilton (Murderer's Row, a good one). If I decide to cheat, I'll include Bill James, whose work I've been reading for some time.



"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." Mark Twain

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