RARA-AVIS: Re: Torture Porn

From: Jacques Debierue ( matrxtech@yahoo.com)
Date: 04 Jul 2007

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:
> Possibly because of my age when I read it, the torture scene that has
> probably lingered the longest with me is the cane chair scene in Casino
> Royale. Few of today's torture scenes seem to linger with me very long.

Don't you think these torture scenes are written "as though the camera hadn't been invented"? My complaint about a lot of current fiction --I won't single out noir or mystery writers especially-- is that they are bloated, sometimes outrageously so. Material that would make perhaps for a good longish short story is made to fit the length of a novel. I have trouble accepting this, I feel conned. My reaction is to abandon such novels and, if necessary, take their authors from my automatic read list. I don't like bullshit.



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