Re: RARA-AVIS: Racism in Cain

Date: 14 Nov 2005

In a message dated 11/14/05 9:42:19 AM, writes:

> Going back to where this thread began, I think Postman is an excellent
> example of plot revealing character. So much story, so much happens to
> these people I think we often forget how slim this book is- about 120
> pages. The two characters meeting, trying to move apart then together
> again, two attempts at murder, a trial, blackmail and another murder,
> finally death. And we learn about its characters, who seem very real and
> complex to me, through what they do and say, not through long passages of
> analysis and creative writing designed to tell the reader what the
> character is thinking or feeling.

co-sign. Cain's efficiency floors me

John Lau

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