RARA-AVIS: The Confession

From: Bludis Jack ( buildsnburns@yahoo.com)
Date: 14 Nov 2004

Bill Denton wrote:

> I just finished THE CONFESSION (2004) by
> Dominic Stansberry, and enjoyed
> it quite a bit. Mr. Bludis who called this
> middle-class noir last month
> [1]. It's got the classic noir feel right from
> the start.

Yes, it does. But it seems to me that most noir characters are from the fringes of society rather than the mainstream middle class, which is why I coined a phrase--so forget it. We'll call it
"classic noir."

As to Buddhism?

I confess as to not being among the best readers in the world, so I missed multiple references. I did notice the psyche of Danser however.

OK, I missed the references, but isn't Jake Danser rather stoic and in spite of his other problems somewhat Buddha like? He does not quite contemplate his navel, but he is aware of both the inside and the outside of himself and of the nuances of the world around him.

I'm not sure the author indended all that, but I would be curious to know what others think--as I think, would Bill Denton since he brought up the question.

Jack Bludis

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