Is Boots Smith for real : LUSENET : americanlit : One Thread

Boots Smith sure is smooth to pounce on Lutie in the bar. Do you really think he has a promising career in mind for Lutie?

-- Anonymous, April 02, 2000


I think that Boots Smith is being honest. He really thinks that Lutie is a good singer and she would be very successful. He will help her out as much as he can.

-- Anonymous, April 03, 2000

I think he's slimy. He saw a pretty girl at the bar and, like you said, pounced. He immediately got her alone, didn't bother to ask if she was married before he was in the car with him. He didn't ask if she had kids, wasn't concerned about much of anything except what she looked like. He even forgot at one point that she was in the car. If she can't sing, he'll find some way of trying to keep her around. I thought she was bright, but this part of the story makes her seem to be a little dense about men. I'm wondering why she's playing along with him when he seems so icky. She won't prostitute herself with Mrs. Hedges, yet she's willing to sell her self other ways to make a buck. I hope this isn't a sign that she's going to eventually become one of Mrs. Hedge's girls.

-- Anonymous, April 05, 2000

I'm not sure about Boots Smith. I think he does have in mind to give Lutie a good job. I think he's honest about saying she has a good voice, and really does want her to sing for his club, and not just because he likes her. But at the same time, there is something about him that just doesn't feel right. He seems a little too smooth, and the fact that he told her that everything would go fine if she was nice to him, certainly didn't strenghten trust in him. So I'm not sure, I think he's a pretty decent person, giving Lutie a job, but there does seem to be some kind of ulterior motive somewhere in him, even if it is just that he likes Lutie.

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2000

I agree with June he is a slimeball. He is just after the pretty girl in the bar he doesn't really care if she can sing or not he would have told her that even if she sounded like she was strangling a canary. He was more interested in her looks than her singing. I don't think he has anything close to good intentions when it comes to Lutie.

-- Anonymous, April 10, 2000

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