Re: RARA-AVIS: Hjortsberg's _Falling Angel_

Date: 08 May 2004


Re your question below:

> Taht's the problem,
> Harry is given the
> ultimate penalty b/c of a fate beyond his control.
> Does this count as noir?

FALLING ANGEL is noir, but not because of Harry's control, or lack of control, over his own fate, but because it has a dark and sinister atmosphere.

That said, I had some of the same problems with the book that you did.


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