Re: RARA-AVIS: Everything's Noir?

Date: 20 May 2007

Jason wrote:

"In the mid to late nineties the term noir wasn't nearly as widely to describe fiction as it is now. Do you agree or was this just my perception?"

I'd agree. I probably thought of the Black Lizard books, say, as crime novels, but didn't use theword noir (in fact, they're why I finally had to stop using the term mysteries for any crime/murder related book). I'm trying to think of when I started using the term noir to describe this kind of book, probably after I joined this list long ago.

"I don't think you can have a PI in noir fiction, unless it's a Dave Zeltzerman novel)..."

Dave's and Marc Behm's Eye of the Beholder (great book, have so far avoided the movie, would like to see the French version), probably a few others, but I'd agree with your overall point.


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