From: Robison Michael R CNIN (
Date: 24 Jun 2003

William Denton wrote:

You didn't find the violence and the careless humour worked against each other? I left a bad taste in my mouth. They can go together, but Gischler didn't pull it off for me.

*********** I understand what you are saying. Humor can work against violence and tension. I mentioned that about a Prather novel I recently read. But I had no problem with the humor and violence in Gischler's book. I thought the juxtaposition to be defining. Gischler's protagonist is so inured to violence that it has little effect on him. I didn't even have a hard time believing it. It reminded me of Willeford's comment about the state of mind of people that have seen combat and are then released onto the streets.


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