Re: RARA-AVIS: Pelecanos on dogfighting in the New Republic

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 31 Aug 2007

Mark wrote:

Just for the record, I posted the Pelecanos article because it touched on his writing process, not to start a debate on dogfighting (which is outside the scope of this list).
  Bringing it back to hardboiled/noir lit, are there other books than Pelecanos's about dogfighting?

**************** Hmm... So we can talk about books with dogfighting in them but not dogfighting itself? I've also seen racism, murder, rape, robbery, vigilantism, fascism, and sexism as subject matter in hardboiled. Are those subjects not fair game for discussion, either? One of the reasons they are brought up in novels is to provoke thought. And discussion.

If I was to touch on Pelecanos's writing style in the piece, I'd say he takes an unconvincing leap in logic and lands right in his happy place.


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