Re: RARA-AVIS: Hjortsberg's _Falling Angel_

Date: 09 May 2004


Re your comment below:

> I think the book is essentially a horror story, and
> is
> best appreciated in those terms. (The PI plot is
> surface gloss). My main problem with the esteemable
> Mr. Doherty's definition of "noir" is that it lets
> in
> a lot of horror stories like FALLING ANGEL.

Since a lot of horror stories have crime story elements (the Edgar-nominated FALLING ANGEL being a good example; others include TV shows like FOREVER KNIGHT and X-FILES) and a lot of crime stories often employ horror story elements (remember the Contintal Op's punch-up with a ghost in THE DAIN CURSE), my definition's being inclusive seems to me to be an advantage rather than a an argument against it.


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