RARA-AVIS: The Sisters

Philip Benz (Philip.Benz@wanadoo.fr)
Sun, 14 Feb 1999 22:16:37 +0100 Well, it isn't *detective* fiction, but it is hard, hard as the edge of
a knife, hard as a length of potter's wire stretched tight across your

I refer to Robert Littell's _The Sisters_. Much darker than anything by
Le Carr鬠it has the feel of Noir rising off the pages in tight wisps of
casual, determined violence.

Perhaps this is not a good place to talk about a detectiveless novel...
indeed, I am only half-way through, though odds are I'll have dealt with
that lapse my dawn. Do let me know if I should go on.

This novel is 86. Anything more I should be trying to get from this
natural Noir?

Cheers, --- Phil

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