RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled and Noir

From: Bludis Jack ( buildsnburns@yahoo.com)
Date: 21 Apr 2002

Here we go again. In my opinion:

HARDBOILED has to do with the no-nonsense attitude of the protagonist, who is usually a private eye who does what he has to do to accompish his goal. He may suffer reversals, but he is usually sucessful in one way or another in the end.

NOIR is fatalistic. You can see the protatonist's doom from the opening pages. It's mostly about people who were born to lose or those whose fates have undergone a reveral, which can be stalled but not stopped. Everything they do digs the hole deeper untill a bulldozer covers them over.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

===== THE BIG SWITCH, by Jack Bludis http://designimagegroup.com/bigswitch.html Coming in September: THE DEAL KILLER

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