RARA-AVIS: RE: Noir is still the color - David Peace

From: E.Borgers ( webeurop@yahoo.fr)
Date: 05 Apr 2006

Bill, IMO you should try David Peace first. He's a real innovator (even if we detect some influences, of course) and his writing is well above what we expect from our genre lit. However, beware: the darkness and pessimism of the world he describes is haunting, pure existential - but as a writer he does not make a show to be admired in these books... Some people did not like it because of its strong noir approach, and the style of writing (which is IMO a real style, not an exercise of virtuosity, and it beautifully serves the narration).

Start the Red riding Quartet from its first volume: "1974" . And, as in real life, not all the intrigues get a full explanation.

Peace's Quartet is one of my best discoveries of the recent years. Do not miss it.

E.Borgers HARD-BOILED MYSTERIES http://www.geocities.com/Athens/6384 POLAR NOIR http://www.geocities.com/polarnoir

I think I made a note at the time to look for Waites (and the Red Riding Quartet by David Peace) but then didn't track one down. What's the best one of his to start with?



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