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News :: Education : Environment
Sue Grafton and Lisa Kleypas.. 2 novelists who Project Villainy Onto Vegan Characters
01 Sep 2011
This writer listens to audio books while working on the computer. Mystery writer Sue Grafton and novelist Lisa Kleypas have
made animal abusers into heroes and vegans into villains in
their work.
Sue Grafton, mystery writer of the series of books each of which
begins a letter of the alphabet (A is for _________, B is for _________etc.) does more McDonald's product placement
commercials inserted as part of her book than any other
writer this listener has encountered. At least 20 of her books
have McDonald's plugs of 3 to 9 times per book. In addition,
she heavily promotes organ meats and soup made with pigs' knuckles, pate de foie gras, the dairy produts of Kraft, other fast
food chains, paper products, decks made of killed redwood trees,
circuses, zoos.

But perhaps the most insidious thing she does is make
vegans into villains. In U IS FOR UNDERTOW, Grafton
makes a vegan young mother a child abandoner, full of
angry swear words. In that book, her heroine is Deborah,
a grandmother who takes her vegan grandson to McDonald's
and purchases him a burger despite his saying he did not
eat animals. In T IS FOR TRESPASS, Grafton has her
serially killing home nurse predator of elders... deny her patient
animal flesh.

Grafton's fast food plugs are akin to garish
billboard signs in a wilderness shrine.

Lisa Kleypas, with a series on Texas oilmen, projects coldheartedness onto her vegan environmental activist
character, while the hero is a 'big game hunter' (psychopathic
stalker of terrorized animals) and oil billionaire. In many
of her books are
frequent animal flesh
promotions, furmongering, ads for
hunting, defense of
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