Re: RARA-AVIS: Natsuo Kirino and hardboiled violence

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 31 Aug 2003

quote from Katy Munger:
> One of the mystery genre's most annoying pretensions is the current
> notion that extreme violence is somehow groundbreaking or, even worse,
> feminist if a female author depicts it. Such passages are usually either
> boring or offensive...

************** I would deduce from this that extreme violence might be conducive to great literature, which seems to always border on being either boring or offensive. I prefer offensive, myself.


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