RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled Fiction--Definition needs repeating

From: Bludis Jack ( buildsnburns@yahoo.com)
Date: 27 Nov 2002

Kerry Schooley said:

>>From Hammett to Chandler to MacDonald to Mosley
and Ellroy the genre has always been about the individual, as everyman, trying to find and maintain moral values in an amoral and corrupt world. As for whether this is one of the "great themes of the twentieth century", I don't encounter it much beyond our genre. That's why I like hardboiled fiction.<<

Ellroy notwithstanding, it's well worth repeating, and maybe puts it into focus the reasons why many of us read hardboiled fiction.

Jack Bludis

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