RARA-AVIS: Re: talking tough

From: davezeltserman (davezelt@rcn.com)
Date: 02 Jun 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Kevin Burton Smith <kvnsmith@...> wrote:
    > One of the problems some neo-noir writers seem to have is this
    > patronizing theme that being working class or unemployed means having
    > no class. Being unemployed doesn't necessarily automatically make you
    > start saying "Fuck" every two words, or suddenly want to take a belt
    > sander to your wife.

    You hit exactly on what bothers me with so many of the neo-noir books I try picking up. That, and also just really dumb, bad behavior to advance the plot.


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