Zodna said:Did anyone else find the whole "karate solar plexus" thing a bit over the top? I found it to be. Seemed pretty cliched and stereotypical. Guns are cooler too
in relation to that, there is the ironic pun when she keeps refering to harry lavenders terminal illness, when in fact she is referring to his computer and how it kills the writer. just a thought.MCStino said:
In the sauna, Claudia distracts Sally and then kicks her wrist so that she drops the gun which Claudia, after a small struggle, manages to retrieve before throwing it onto tthe coals. The avoidance of the symbolically 'male gun' by Claudia reinforces Day's insistence that she is not just a male private eye who has been turned into a female. She is first a female who has a life as a female.does anyone know much about feminism in the text. especially in relation to the episode where claudia and sally are fighting in the sauna (around pg 169 i think).
Computer and technology are motifs used throughout the novel, used to highlight the emerging importance of these in solving a crime and the way people live in mordern society. For e.g. Robbie's death was directly connected with technology as is the ultimate receovery of Harry's manuscript.MCStino said: