Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Hardboiled and delurk

Date: 28 Apr 2002


Re your comment below:

> What else was I going to say? Oh yeah... As well as
> being dark and sinister in
> ambience, I think for a novel to be noir it must
> exhibit a streak of fatalism.

Not necessarily. Spillane's books tend to be very noir, but Hammer is hardly a fatalist. He always digs in his heels, improvises a solution, and overcomes.

Fatalism is very often a component of noir novels, but it's not a requirement. Being dark and sinister is.


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