Re: RARA-AVIS: shooting horses and thieves

From: Rene Ribic (
Date: 16 May 2002

Miker wrote:
> my only disappointment (very slight) is that because
> i knew it was noir, i essentially knew the ending.
> like mrT recently stated, the genre is predictable.
I think you're being a little unfair to Anderson. When he wrote the book there was no such "genre" as "noir". If it has a pessimistic end it's not because he was following genre rules. It's people like us who have labelled these books "noir" because it has features such as a pessimistic ending.


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