RE: RARA-AVIS: Re: Vachss: Robison

From: GERLACH, Steve (
Date: 11 Jan 2006

> He's definitely victim-oriented, to a fault, but
> hardly strikes me as much of lefty.
> ***************
> Haha! Yup! I see Vachss's writing as solidly left.
> It permeates it. From his rejection of core family in
> favor of the "it takes a village to raise a child"
> extended family, to his worship of alternate
> lifestyles. Take a look at the bad guys. They come
> in two flavors. Upper class white male pedophiles,
> and poor white male racists. The key phrase here is
> "white male," a long-beloved scapegoat for the left.

I'm sure Vachss is just exercising that most well-known author rule: "Write about what you know." I don't have any problem with his leanings in his novels. You know that is what you're going to get when you read Vachss.

If I read Ellroy, I don't expect Mills & Boon. If I read Vachss, I don't expect Bill O'Reilly.

(Then again, no one expects Bill O'Reilly...)


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