Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: hardboiled comedy

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 07 Mar 2005

> > I think we've got this dog by the tail. What hardboiled or noir writing
is completely devoid of humour?

Got to disagree with Goodis and Raymond. DOWN THERE's hilarious. Even has its own Laurel and Hardy gangster duo. And as for Raymond, I was very surprised on re-reading DORA to discover just how funny some of it was. First time through, though, I was too shell-shocked to notice.


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