From: DJ-Anonyme@webtv.net
Date: 20 Apr 2006

Etienne has offered lists of French noir/hardboiled writers worth reading. Unfortunately, few have been translated and what little I learned in high school French is long gone. However, I jotted down the names and have kept them in mind. I enjoyed the few I read by Malet
(wish I could find more, but the Pan editions have gotten expensive). The two translated Manchettes blew me away. Izzo was also quite impressive. I haven't gotten around to the couple I picked up by Pennac, but I'm looking forward to them.

Anyway, while looking for something else, I stumbled across the news that Semiotext(e) has published Babylon Babies by Maurice Dantec. It looks more sci-fi than crime, but both the words hardboiled and noir are used in the description. Has anyone read it? How is it?

There's also a link to an interview with Dantec at the site: www.semiotexte.com/authors/dantec.html


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