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 Post subject: Pemulis Gets the Shoe
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:40 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Pemulis Gets the Shoe
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It's a good argument, but haven't we also learned that no one else can be blamed for our problems? Isn't the idea of wishing ill on Pemulis for selling drugs something the Crocodiles and other AA old-timers would frown upon?

Besides, I'm not sure I really see all this Pemulis-bashing. I also see him as a lovable rogue, and just because he gets shit on by DeLint and the ETA Administration, doesn't mean that somehow the book, author, or readers are meant to pass judgment on him. I kind of feel like this is another example of a challenge he's facing, akin to the many times he's had to use his wits to overcome a (this time, admittedly very high) hurdle.


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 Post subject: Re: Pemulis Gets the Shoe
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For me, Pemulis has always been (and remains!!) second only to Gately in this book both in my affections and in my impression of his heroism. And DeLint 2nd only to Lenz in his lack of redeeming qualities.


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