P.I.-ski

9 March 2005 at 11:04 Leave a comment

Sara Paretsky. Hard Time: A V.I. Warshawski Novel. 1999.

Finally read a Paretsky.

And figured out that P.I. mysteries just aren’t my thing. They tend to come down to the greed motive. The P.I. needs paying and no one much wants to pay a P.I. if money isn’t involved. But I don’t find greed an interesting motive. Believable, yes. Interesting, no.

And Ms. Paretsky is obviously a campaigner. I have a lot of respect for that, but I find I can’t live in those horrible places that the baser side of humanity draws you into. I would go a long way to avoid knowing the kinds of details about prison life that she put into her novel.

I’m sure, for her, it’s empowering. For me, it’s demoralizing.

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