Re: RARA-AVIS: Themes of Revenge in Joe Gores's Work

Date: 11 Jan 2008

As I mentioned recently, I've just started reading WOLF TIME. One thing I've noticed right away is the classic noir economy of word use. What I found particularly interesting is that Gores does this on at least two levels simultaneously. First, at the level of individual sentences, several of which are less than half a dozen words long, and second at the scene level. Gores's transitions from scene to scene with equal economy as he does from one sentence to the next. I didn't find this to be as pronounced a pattern in his DKA novels. Since WOLF TIME is my first foray into his stand alone work, is Gores's approach to structuring his stories consistently different between his DKA books and his stand alone material? If so, is this a direct function of the recurring theme of revenge in his stand alone work?

Best, Harry

> Didn't Wolf Time also have his theme?
> Mark

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