RARA-AVIS: Themes of the Months

From: William Denton ( buff@pobox.com)
Date: 15 Aug 2002

Last updated: 16 June 2002


Jul 2002: Colin Ricketts hosts a month of UK hardboiled/noir Aug 2002: Hardboiled PBOs: Fawcett Gold Medals


Having a theme for a month, where people can read any book by a particular author or in a certain series or on a certain topic, is easier all around than the old book-of- the-month readings we'd do. It brings up a lot more discussion on the list and it doesn't tie everyone to a certain book that may be hard for them to find. I encourage everyone to read something related to the theme of the month and mention it on the list. All the regular RARA-AVIS talk goes on as well, of course.

Suggestions for future themes include: the continuing question of hardboiled women writers, British writers (Derek Raymond, etc.), Barry Gifford, Patricia Highsmith, W.R. Burnett, Nick Tosches, politics, cities such as Los Vegas and London, gangster-related books, and moral ambiquity.

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