Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: hardboiled war novels

From: Jim Beaver (
Date: 06 Sep 2004

Claus wrote:

 The Berlin Noir trilogy contains a lot of Chandleresque prose,

I found the "Chandleresque" prose to be the weakest part of "March Violets,"
the only one of the trilogy I've read.  It seemed deliberate in its
imitation and both forced and inauthentic-sounding, a bit like John Gielgud
playing The Lone Ranger might sound.

Jim Beaver

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