Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: James M. Cain

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 06 Dec 2004

Tapani Bagge wrote:

And I think you're absolutely right in this, Etienne. The Postman may be the most influential book in the hardboiled litterature, when you're not thinking of private eye stories. And it is really good.

************ Cain's THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE is the cornerstone of American noir. It is an intelligent, powerful, and well-written book. James Cain is one of those authors that the critics love to hate. The standard formula for critique is tainted praise followed by the fall of the axe.


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