Re: RARA-AVIS: Walter Mosley and bad-ass sidekicks

From: Patrick King (
Date: 01 Sep 2008

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    --- On Mon, 9/1/08, <> wrote:

    I've noticed other authors using this device. In Harlan Coben's series about sports agent Myron Bolitar, the protagonist has a sidekick named Win who does his dirty work and even takes pleasure in killing people--and, FWIW, Win is a preppy, white guy--thus, it would seem the role of violent alterego is an equal opportunity position . . .


    Don't forget the most flagrant example of this: Bubba in the Patrick Kenzie series by Dennis Lehane. In A DRINK BEFORE THE WAR Bubba was completely unbelievable to me. His dimensions have evolved a little in later books.

    Patrick King


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