From: mburch5717 ( mburch5717@AOL.com)
Date: 15 Jan 2007

One of the many things I like about being part of the Avians is getting book recommendations from the group even if the books aren't always strictly noir or hardboiled. You folks have given me tons of new things to add to my bottomless list of books to read.

In the spirit of returning the favor I would like to recommend a great novel I just finished reading called, "Fat City" by Leonard Gardner.

It certainly has noir/hardboiled elements: it is set in the world of small-time boxing and features two boxers who are both losers and who are both going down in more than one sense of that phrase.

It's beautifully and compactly written and seems extraordinarily authentic in terms of capturing this sad world and the people trapped in it.

John Huston, no stranger to hardboiled territory, turned it into a wonderfilm starring Stacy Keach and a very young Jeff Bridges some years ago.

If you haven't seen the movie or read the book I commend both of them to your attention.



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