Re: RARA-AVIS: Geoffrey Homes/Daniel Mainwaring

From: Rene Ribic (
Date: 05 Jul 2002

Al wrote:

> If you haven't read the book, it's an excellent example of noir sci-fi
> is still in print. Jack Finney also wrote the odd crime novel,
> HOUSE OF NUMBERS, a thoroughly enjoyable noirish prison break novel.

Haven't read it yet.I've got an old UK paperback of one of his crime novels, 5 AGAINST THE HOUSE, which is about a casino robbery, IIRC, but I haven't read it. There's also a film noir movie version directed by Phil Karlson which I don't recall having seen offhand but would undoubtedly be worth checking out. Karlson directed some amazing films around this time.
 I'll be watching a video of the movie of BODYSNATCHERS tonight & I've seen a book on local remainder bookshop shelves, I think co-edited by Ed Gorman, which is a sort of scrapbook (a la The Big Book of Noir) devoted to the novel and movie of BODYSNATCHERS. I'm planning on going back on Monday & picking it up if it's still there. On the subject of SF/noirs have you read Richard Matheson's Gold Medal originals I AM LEGEND & THE SHRINKING MAN? Both great books, IMO.


# To unsubscribe from the regular list, say "unsubscribe rara-avis" to
#  This will not work for the digest version.
# The web pages for the list are at .

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 05 Jul 2002 EDT