Re: RARA-AVIS: RE Shamus/Bouchercon

From: a.n.smith (
Date: 20 Sep 2001

> On Topic: I'm reading Robbers by Christopher Cook now. A good read, but
> slow. He doesn't use quotation marks for dialogue, which slows things
> Really good characterization, though.
> Would Robbers be considered red-neck noir?

Or Southern Noir, in the Lansdale/Woodrell/Crumley (Western & Texas) mode. I thought it was a really fast read, since I was used to the No Quote mark trick. It's a fantastic book. Great style and great characters, exactly.

Neil Smith

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