From: Jordan McPeek ( jordan_mcpeek@yahoo.com)
Date: 14 Sep 2006

[Note from list-owner: It's my fault this didn't go through promptly. I apologize. -- Bill Denton]

Etienne wrote:

If my memory serves me well, Mr. Duncan was for a while part of R-A discussions some long time ago....I think a lot of his ideas about roots of noir and some other views on noir itself are coming from our discussions of that time and from our group. At least -if what I remember is correct- he knows where *real * noir aficionados gather.


And so he did (does). Here's what he says about R-A in the Resources section at the back of his book:

"Highly recommended Hard-Boiled/Noir newsgroup monitored by William Denton. Always interesting. Always controversial. Full of writers, editors, agents and readers who are all fans of the genre."

He also has a short bibliography (with brief comments) of reference books, most of which have been named here in recent weeks. One that Duncan mentions which I don't recall coming up here recently is Gorman, Server, & Greenburg's Big Book of Noir. That book helped me realize that the stories I liked were a genre, and became a favourite reference as I scoured the used bookstores and the Children's Hospital booksale.

Jordan in Winnipeg

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