I had two thoughts, both probably oversimplified:
¨Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean... He
must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor.¨
Perhaps, in general, our heroes see torture as a mean, petty,
dishonorable thing used by lesser beings.
And while I understand that many of you do not care for the modern
practice of giving a psychological background/backstory to characters,
and even fewer of you care for Burke, I think of that character who
Vachss draws as an abused child who tries to break the pattern.-
having experienced abuse/torture, the character avoids doing so
My .02 cents.
On 3/4/10, James Michael Rogers <email@example.com> wrote:
> For the hard-boiled PIs, I cannot really think of many times that they have
> dished out torture or other really rough stuff,
-- Michael Damian Jeter New Orleans, LA Literacy, Music, and Democracy
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