RARA-AVIS: My Noir - Detective Related Holiday Take

From: Michael Jeter (michael.damian.jeter@gmail.com)
Date: 09 Jan 2010

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    I want to be careful here, because my choices donīt always seem to fit here.

    On the Plus, I have been watching, to my mind, the greatest police series ever, _Homicide: Life on the Streets_, and I am continually blown away by everything about this show.

    I read Robert B. Parkerīs young adult novel, _Chasing the Bear_, where he fleshes out his childhood and names his father and uncles, Sam, Cash, and Patrick, respectively. Fun enough, and the story is one that would produce a ĻSpenser.Ļ Drawbacks: 14 year old Spenser and Jenny sound suspiciously like Adult Spenser and Susan, and in the repartee between Spenser and Susan, who act as storyteller and audience, they make some double entendre concerning their relationship that, were I a parent, I might rather give to a 15 or 16 year old, not the 12 - 15 age group I associate with Young Adult readers

    And I stumbled upon a TMC Bogart retrospective during December that was marvelous. My next DVD purchases will be Bogart collections.

    Michael Damian Jeter
    New Orleans, LA
    Literacy, Music, and Democracy

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