Re: RARA-AVIS: Who changed the noir writing ?

From: Steve Novak (
Date: 27 Feb 2007

Lehane excellent but yet vastly standard in style, plot line, character development, subject choices, ideology...etc...etc, and that hardly makes him one of �the new standards of the noir writing�...This is positively not a criticism of him, on the contrary, but an innovator, a pionneer, a mover and shaker of the new noir entity...he is not and certainly doesn�t pretend to be in any of his interviews, �new noir world view� from him to come soon...

I certainly think that Andr�s question was much larger than just an analysis of the plots of any authors for that matter...the answer from Kerry
(earlier today) set us up on the way and we should welcome any other suggestions...along those parameters... Steve

On 2/27/07 5:18 PM, "Patrick King" <> wrote:

> My vote goes to Dennis Lehane. While I enjoy Elroy and
> Peace, their plots are so scattered I can never tell
> whether the endings make sense or not. With the
> exception of Shutter Island, which is brilliant even
> though you don't know what's going on until the end,
> Lehane's novels make use of logical plot evolution and
> powerfully flawed characters. Of the one's I've read,
> he's about the best.
> Patrick King

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