RE: RARA-AVIS: Profesionals and amateurs

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 24 Feb 2003

miker wrote:

"Allowing for the inevitable exception to every rule, I would still have to disagree with this statement. Anderson's THIEVES LIKE US, Homes's BUILD MY GALLOWS HIGH, Gresham's NIGHTMARE ALLEY, Willeford's WILD WIVES, and Whitfield's GREEN ICE all have the scent of noir to them, and all involve professionals who take the dive."

But doesn't "taking a dive" mean that they have turned their backs on their professionalism, so it no longer protects them?


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