Re: RARA-AVIS: A Feast of Snakes

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 24 Apr 2002

I wouldn't say Harry Crews is hardboiled; rather, I would place him with authors like Jim Harrison, who write very offbeat tales with down-and-outers and losers. Highly recommendable authors (if you have the stomach), but not part of hardboiled literature.

To complicate matters, a book like Harrison's _Sundog_
*could* be considered a noir, or at least semi-noir novel, because of its atmosphere. It lacks the typical tension of dark suspense, but the story fits the genre.

Best regards,


"Don't just do something, sit there!" Thich Nhat Hanh

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