On Jun 16, 2009, at 3:44 AM, email@example.com wrote:
> With all due respect, you don't strike me as someone who laughs too
> much. I'd rather trust other people's opinion of what's humorous and
> what's not.
> A novel doesn't have to be labeled in one particular category. Plus,
> what people tell you about what to expect from a book becomes
> irrelevant once you read it and exercise your own judgment. Just
> because a novel is not billed as humor it doesn't mean it has to
> abide by a specific set of rules lest it be accused of false
> advertising. The Disassembled Man had its faults, as I and other
> people like Nathan Cain pointed out a while ago, but you're taking
> it out of proportion.
> There's no need to be such a curmudgeon or throw barbs at people
> like Dave Zeltserman for no good reason. I usually enjoy your
> comments but, in the spirit of good fun, chill out!
Or what? You'll pose with a pool cue?
With all due respect, Gonzalo, you make me laugh. And I don't mind if
you don't like my appalling lack of humour or my manners. I'll admit
it. They're pretty bad. I grieve over them during the long winter
But you might ask yourself why so much of what's billed as "noir"
these days has to be read as "humour." I think that's an interesting
development, and worthy of discussion on this list.
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