RARA-AVIS: Re: Bearded ladies

From: Jim Stephenson ( jestephenson@ix.netcom.com)
Date: 02 May 2003

> I'm looking for noir novels set in or around feak shows, carnivals,
> fairgrounds, etc.

FREAKSHOW by Jacquin Sanders, reprinted in a paperback edition as STRIP THE HEART. An extraordinary novel.

Since "noir" crosses genres, I'd also suggest two classic fantasy novels: THE CIRCUS OF DR. LAO by Charles G. Finney, and Ray Bradbury's SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES. Both are sufficiently dark and sinister.

Also, don't forget the semi-fictional CIRCUS PARADE by Jim Tully.

---------- Jim Stephenson Rare Books Cataloger Getty Research Institute 1200 Getty Center Drive Suite 1100 Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688 Telephone: (310) 440-7232 mailto: jestephenson@ix.netcom.com

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