Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Vigilante Killing

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 24 Oct 2007

Dick Lochte wrote:

As I recall, Garfield was very, very upset that the movie was pro-vigilante, while his book was anti-vigilante...

************* The down side of vigilante justice comes out often in hardboiled, too. How many times does the vigilante hero lose the girl because of his propensity for violence? Connelly's Bosch loses the FBI woman in Echo Park. In a particularly vivid scene in Trevanian's The Main, the young policeman rejects the vigilante ways of his mentor, calling it fascism. In both these books, though, the downside doesn't quite measure up to the positive results.


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