Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Real Cool Killers

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 18 Jul 2007

Channing wrote:

That is some sweet social commentary. I will suggest that both Himes and Spillane have social commentary but Himes'is just a wee bit more subtle.

************ Choosing to interpret the rantings of the protagonist as the social subtext is a straw man argument. If you so desired, you could find plenty of similar rantings in Himes's work. And if I wanted to play that game, I could derive plenty of nasty social commentaries from Himes that you probably wouldn't feel comfortable with.


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