Re: RARA-AVIS: JohnD's old stuff

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 25 Jan 2008

--- In, Patrick King <abrasax93@...>
> You might consider that the "dumbish and vicious male
> characters that populate his novels" would attract
> equally ruthless females. The reason I love Leonard's
> work is that it depicts, I'd say pretty accurately,
> crime as it's actually committed in the present world
> environment. Because the women, or any of the
> characters in Leonard's work, are outside of your
> experience, certainly doesn't attest to the idea that
> such people don't really exist. Perhaps you don't know
> any criminals, male or female. I must admit, I do know
> such people and I think Leonard depicts them with a
> great deal of understanding.

Patrick, you may well be right. Such characters are definitely out of my experience.



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