RE: RARA-AVIS: Hard-boiled music

From: Words from the Monastery (
Date: 04 Apr 2000

Well, my point is the brand-naming in AP is akin to it Fight Club ... it's not simply the author going overboard, but the author intentionally establishing the shallow materialistic obsession of the characters. And no it's not HB or noir ... more literary (literary not defining quality, but genre/audience) serial killer character study like Joyce Carol Oates

volente Deo,

Anthony Dauer Alexandria, Virginia

"I know. We are ... the lucky ones." Bif Naked, 1999

> From: Mark Sullivan
> Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2000 8:49 PM
> Oh, I wasn't complaining, just noting it. I've only read a few pages,
> so I haven't really developed an opinion. Then again, it took less than
> that for me to decide not to read his first, Less Than Zero.
> I do get the feeling from just those few pages that American Psycho is
> neither noir nor hardboiled, the tone and writing style certainly don't
> fit either (from what I know of its plot, reputation and controversy,
> I'd guess it's gothic). So it probably doesn't fit in here. I just
> mentioned it to show that the brandnaming compulsion is not genre
> specific.

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