RARA-AVIS: A shot at the horses

From: Robison Michael R CNIN ( Robison_M@crane.navy.mil)
Date: 21 Nov 2002

Steven Harbin wrote: And we won't even go into what my first wife routinely called me...(think of Gloria in McCoy's THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY?). Which is the subject of my next post, strangely enough.

*********** Was Gloria the depressing, whiny girl that the guy shot at the end (or the beginning, depending on how you look at it)?

I thought they should have given him a medal for that, in- stead of a noose. I wanted to shoot her after 20 pages.

I thought it was a weak part of the book. The feeling I had was that the hardships they endured should have been the reason for a pessimistic and cynical view of life. Gloria's bitchy attitude was built into her personality, and the conditions of her life were just an excuse for expressing her nastiness.


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