RARA-AVIS: Re: Hardboiled and delurk

From: Charlie.Williams@pinkroccade.co.uk
Date: 27 Apr 2002

Anthony Dauer wrote:
>Yeah, noir is the atmosphere while hardboiled is a character trait or
>personality ...

I like that. However, I think a noir novel can contain no hardboiled characters. I'm not sure how hardboiled the characters of The Postman Always Rings Twice are, for example. A bit too insecure to be truly hardboiled. And too willing to pull the wool over their eyes.

Charlie Williams.

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