Re: RARA-AVIS: THE CONFESSION , a personal confession and a couple of questions

From: Karin Montin (
Date: 09 Nov 2005

Because of all the discussion several months ago, I knew the general outcome, which was a little annoying. However, this knowledge enabled me to note ambiguities in the narrator's presentation of events. The clues are all there, very skilfully laid out.


PS It pays to suggest books to your library. I'm pretty sure they bought this one--also Guthrie and more Bruen--at my suggestion.

At 03:49 09/11/05 -0800, Jack wrote:

>I thought that THE CONFESSION was definitely noir
>in spite of the fact that it does not fit
>comfortably with my personal definition that
>Although, I do think the character, in the end,
>considers the final step to being screwed.
>I thought for most of the book that the protag
>was innocent and that he was being drawn into
>something of which he was totally innocent.
>There is no spoiler here, since just about
>everybody knows the ending by now.
>My questions for those who read the book: did you
>think that the protag was the killer from the
>beginning? If not, when did you realize that he
>was the killer?
>Jack Bludis

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