Re: RARA-AVIS: Noir Horror?

From: Juha Lindroos (
Date: 06 Feb 2000

Jack O'Connell mixes these elements in BOX NINE and others, and K.W. Jeter has several noirish horror books; IN THE LAND OF THE DEAD and MANTIS (which LOOKS like its a bug-eyed-monster book by the cover, but its anything but) for starters. His most recent SF novel, NOIR, mixes both elements and SF on top of it.

"What really happens with the suspense fiction is that I can write about what happens to adults. And in some senses, suspense fiction is really at its most interesting when it's anxiety fiction - when the people are having a hard time because they have problems
[...] Most of them would just be fucking grateful if they could live out their lives going to some dumb job, going home in the evening, having their wives cook them dinner... They don't want to fuck around with the bad stuff, but something happens and they have to deal with it."
- Jeter

I have a Jeter site up at: with a pretty good bibliography, and a review of NOIR.


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