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Gratuitous Violence

The Violent Life of a Crime-thriller Writer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.14.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.

Machete, A MIxture of Violence and Politics

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The gratuitous violence and the name of Robert Rodriguez should draw some people in for the film, but its pro illegal immigration message and its ridiculing of those who oppose it will pare the audience down.