RARA-AVIS: Everything's Noir and "No Room for Old Men," the book.

From: Bludis Jack ( buildsnburns@yahoo.com)
Date: 20 May 2007

In one of today's (Sunday) or late yesterday's (Saturday) someone quoted Ken Bruen's introduction to Vicki Hendrincks's new edition of "Miami Purity." If I got it right, Ken said, "Noir starts off bad and gets worse."

Again, I don't buy that noir is a crime novel that is dark and sinister. (Sorry, Jim, but you know that I've never agreed with that.)

I think it is when the Protag is Screwed from the beginning, someone also said that, but in a few more words.

I am now about 80 pages short of finishing "No Country for Old Men." Looks noir to me, although Cormac McCarthy, so far, as given some room for the protag. I'd far prefer the demise of Shughur, or whatever his name is, rather than the almost good guy the story is about.


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