Re: RARA-AVIS: Butterfly

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 06 Apr 2007

Vicki wrote:

Butterfly feels to me like Cain trying to imitate Cain. I enjoyed the sleaziness of it, but it's lacking something in depth. Try Serenade if you want Cain at his best.

*********** I agree with the Cain imitating Cain comment. Maybe with a little Erskine Caldwell thrown in? In The Postman, sex was a big motivating factor, but it was closely tied to a naturalistic theme that rang big and true. In Butterfly, the lurid sexual motif overpowered everything else, "lacking in depth" as you so accurately put it.


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