Re: RARA-AVIS: Digest Number 239

Date: 07 Apr 2005

Brad answered the following question:

"Question: was it somebody here who said that Pelecanos is having to stop writing these because of some disagreement with publishers about their darkness? Can't remember the details."
"I believe it was the elements of social criticism that offended his publishers. Remember: it's George Bush's world - we only live in it!"

Offended is way too harsh a term. They thought the social content kept him from the bigger audience he is always supposed to be on the verge of finally achieving. The implication wasn't so much that it might offend them, as it got in the way of a purely plot-driven read.


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