RE: RARA-AVIS: Algren's trip and Best Bad Noir

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 21 Jun 2002

Well, for noir so bad it's good, one needs to go no further than certain titles by Jim Thompson (The Golden Gizmo and A Swell Looking Babe, among others) and David Goodis (The Burglar, among others. But I think the Cain and Algren books I mentioned are tops, bottom-tops.



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