From: Michael Robison ( zspider@gte.net)
Date: 02 Aug 2003

Frederick wrote: And yes, Conrad & Marlow are both racists.

*********** Speaking of good racist novels, I just finished Goines WHORESON. Much better story than Iceberg Slim's PIMP. There was a complexity and depth in WHORESON that was lacking in PIMP. I still had a couple complaints about it, though. As is likely to happen in first person novels, character development outside of the protagonist suffered. I was also skeptical of the ending.

A lot of the plot elements matched up with Slim's PIMP. Dysfunctional family life, rejection of the life of the 9-to-5 factory worker, examination of the sym- biosis between pimp and prostitute, drugs, alcohol, coat hanger beatings.


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