Re: RARA-AVIS: Inner demons

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 03 Nov 2007

--- Michael Robison <> wrote:

> These inner demons are at least one of the elements
> that separates Hammett's Con Op from Chandler's
> Marlowe.
Yes. But give us a demon with teeth and not the private detective who is having a struggle with chocolate. One of the reasons that I pretty much gave up on recent detective fiction is that the protagonists are so lame. Most of it seems written for people who want to escape from any form of thought.


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