Re: RARA-AVIS: Noir & other urban myths

From: Terrill Lankford (
Date: 03 Jul 2002

Robison Michael R CNIN wrote:

> rene said:
> a couple of things struck me: firstly, just how much hb/noir
> is set in rural, small town or even marine settings & how
> this has been the case right from the git-go.
> **********************************
> the closest i've seen to using the big city as a noir prop is terrill's
> _shooters_.
> shifting gears, i noticed in another post you mentioned
> wanting to read terrill's _shooters_. i recommend it.
> i read it in two days. i couldn't put it down. its
> a stunning piece of work. marlowe's cynicism and sharp
> one-liners, well-drawn characters, and a plot to knock
> your socks off. if i was tasked to point to one book
> which defines noir, it would be this one. this is one
> of the few books where i dogtagged pages because there
> was prose that i needed to come back to and read again.
> miker

Geez, it's amazing what a guy will say about you if you admit you outweigh him by 30 pounds.

I'll have to try that on the book reviewers next time.


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