Sorry, Brian -- I didn't intend any suggestion about your reading
preferences or tolerances. I was speaking only to my own inability to read
Being a father of two pre-teen girls doesn't help. ;-)
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> Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Horrible Terrible Awful things happening to
> No Ron, as I said above, this bothers me as well.
> Honestly, really, this-time-I-mean-it my last on this topic.
> On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 9:38 AM, Ron Clinton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > That reminds me: far and away the most disturbing book I've ever read
> > about child
> > > abduction/abuse is Sabine Dardenne's I CHOOSE TO LIVE. This was
> > by
> > a
> > > Belgian girl who was abducted from her bicycle on her way to school.
> > was held
> > > in a bunker under an abandoned house for months and used as a sex
> > Two
> > > other little girls held by the same sociopath died of starvation when
> > left them for
> > > a two week vacation. Dardenne's survival is a testament to her extreme
> > courage
> > > and intelligence.
> > > Patrick King
> > The last line may be true and give an otherwise exploitative and
> > work inherent value, but I simply would not be able to read that type of
> > book. As a reader of genre fiction that is definitely not of the cozy
> > variety -- horror, suspense, noir, hardboiled, etc. -- I read a lot of
> > rough
> > and tough stuff. But kids and abuse and torture...that's the one place I
> > can't go.
> > Anyone else? Or am I just overly sensitive in this regard?
> > Ron C.
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