Most people really believe that the Christian commandments (e.g. to love one's neighbour as oneself) are intentionally a little too severelike putting Kincaid the clockonhalf anhour tomakesure of not being late in the morning.
“Thus interrupting it,” Kincaid said. "Thus kablowie, thus death."jim butcher
I'm looking to avoid a subtly demeaning subtext which holds that reading, say, Jamaica Kincaid is something you should do--like flossing or taxes or laundry. I don't want to speak for women writers, but I recoil at the idea of someone reading my book because they really should read a black author or two. I don't want to be an icebreaker at your corporation's Kwanzaa gathering.