RARA-AVIS: One plot

From: Michael Robison ( zspider@gte.net)
Date: 18 Aug 2003

Joy Matkowski wrote: Didn't Loren Estleman already use that plot?

********* According to Marling in his AMERICAN ROMAN NOIR, there's only one hardboiled and noir plot, Joy. The blessings of Marling's insight and the theoretical delights of narratology reveal that it's all a variation of the Prodigal Son.

Is that cool or what?


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