From: Bludis Jack ( buildsnburns@yahoo.com)
Date: 13 Feb 2003

Mark Sullivan said:

>>So I guess it was more a statement of my own
taste than of genre that the city is a character. Maybe, the setting is a character?<<

I agree.

In the best novels, no matter what the genre, the setting and atmosphere are additional characters, but for noir there has to be a dark and brooding atmosphere, whether city, suburb, country, farm or desert -- even if the character is scewed.

Screwed, of course, is oversimplification but it applied to most noir stories and novels.


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