Re: RARA-AVIS: Funny noir

Date: 05 Feb 2007

Not to mention all of Joe Gore's DKA novels. Very tongue-in-cheek stuff!

Best, Harry

Quoting Dick Lochte <>:

> Richard Moore wrote: On the other hand, I do believe a novel can be both
> hardboiled and
> funny.
> Just today I began reading a very funny novel I learned about
> through Keith Roberts' memoir (of sorts) LEMADY. The book is DON'T
> POINT THAT THING AT ME by Kyril Bonfiglioli and it manages to be
> both tough and very, very funny.
> --------
> Let me suggest (and recommend) another: City of Tiny Lights by Patrick
> Neate. Some of the dialogue and narrator observations are hilarious. But the
> plot -- involving politics, racism, crime and international terrorism
> paranoia -- is properly dark.
> Dick Lochte

Dr. Harry Lerner Department of Anthropology University of Western Ontario London, Ontario Canada

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