Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: recent reads (and a weird review)

From: Anthony Dauer (
Date: 29 Jul 2009

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    I think Chandler had the right. Crime is a part of the human condition. Look at what we mark as significant historical events ... Code of Hammurabi, Ten Commandments. The law. Can't be a criminal without it. What other literature encompasses so many? From Enron/Wall Street to the streetwalker and pickpocket. It's the literature of real life. All that tea-party nonsense only exists in very small parts of humanity. Crime is something we all have in common.

    On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 6:02 AM, Charlie Williams<> wrote:

    > Maybe crime fiction *is* slumming it. But some folks live in those slums, and others are just tourists. Out of the two, who is going to find the gold? And who is going to get their ass kicked when they put a foot wrong?

    Anthony Dauer
    Annandale, Virginia

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