Since I'm new to hardboiled fiction, I don't know how common
recurring themes are in this genre, but having read the work
of several writer who are securely ensconced in the canon,
I've found that most of them have a theme that they repeat
with variations throughout most of their work. So many of
those themes are about their place in the family, or some
family drama that was imprinted on their brain. Maybe it's
the mark of a great writer.
firstname.lastname@example.org, "Stephen Burridge"
I'd read a few of his books years ago but found
> the recurring emphases on what happened in the family 20 years ago
> irritatingly repetitive. Now I think I'm past that issue.
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