Re: RARA-AVIS: Author's from the 40's ?

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 04 Sep 2002

Miker: That list contains a lot of good material. The early books by Ross Macdonald are excellent, as are the two Nelson Algren titles. Vera Caspary's _Laura_ is a gothic noir classic, worth reading even if you've seen the movie.

If you like P.I. novels, I would also recommend Howard Browne's Paul Pine novels and the eccentric divertimentos of Norbert Davis, especially _The Mouse in the Mountain_.

Gault's _Don't Cry for Me_ is another fine book from the era, as is Norman Mailer's ultrahardboiled novel _The Naked and the Dead_.

There's both quantity and variety.



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