Re: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled This & That

From: James Rogers (
Date: 18 Apr 2000

At 08:43 PM 4/18/00 -0400, you wrote:

>Folks, HB is WRITING and nothing but! Let's not let this list turn into
>DorothyL with an attitude.
>I don't know how to get the jazz back, but try this: What's the best HB book
>ever written where a crime is NOT the central plot device? (Doesn't mean
>there can't be a crime, just that it's peripheral.)
>My own choice (and let's not confuse the issue with a lot of that HB/noir
>definition horseshit) would be Douglas Fairbairn's STREET 8.

       I agree with your first comment.
       As to the second, does _Day Of The Locust_ cut it as HB? I think so, and I would certainly place it's name in nomination. I haven't tried the Fairbairn.


# To unsubscribe, say "unsubscribe rara-avis" to
# The web pages for the list are at .

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 18 Apr 2000 EDT