Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Manchette

From: Kerry J. Schooley (
Date: 03 Nov 2005

At 03:56 PM 02/11/2005 -0800, you wrote:

>Some ways, The Prone Gunmen is a political thriller, other ways an assassin
>novel, and what excited me about the book was that it both operated inside
>the conventions and outside them at the same time.

What struck me about the Manifesto, Domenic, was your recognition that fiction necessarily makes political statements, and perhaps most dangerously and disingenuously so the fiction that professes to be mere entertainment.

Can we assume that the Noir Manifesto is more than a call for authors in the genre to move beyond the conventions, and is a political call to literary arms?

If I'm putting words into your mouth, by all means spit 'em out.

Best, Kerry

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