RE: RARA-AVIS: Macdonald may drop her card

From: Todd Mason (
Date: 02 May 2003

OK...but you've been warned, even if didn't choose to acknowledge the warning. Vachss is a lefty the way Pat Robertson is for opposing the Iraq war. Or the way Tony Blair is about anything.

The Burke books, at least, remain Doc Savage and his gang updated, underworlded, with (often bad or ridiculous) sex and with Mr. Sunshine replaced with a variety of sexually-exploitive thugs.


-----Original Message----- From: Marianne Macdonald [mailto:]

I hadn't heard that. I've had a Vachss sitting on the shelf for a while; I think I'll get down to it.

Marianne (card-carrying Lefty)

On Friday, May 2, 2003, at 03:00 AM, RARA-AVIS Digest wrote:

> Actually it's the writing that finances Vachss' "day job." He's said in
> numerous interviews that the money he earns from his books is what
> enables
> him to continue his representation of abused and neglected children in
> court proceedings. I know here in NY state there's an outcry over the
> pittance that court appointed lawyers are paid, and I think Law
> Guardians
> for children are paid even less. Before he started making money off the
> books he practiced criminal defense part-time to fund his law practice.

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