Re: RARA-AVIS: Rural MEANS Steinbeck

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 22 Jun 2007

I would absolutely agree with this.

Also, where do small towns fit on this scale? Because you've got Thompson's THE KILLER INSIDE ME, and Ernest Hemingway's THE KILLERS, both set in very small towns. Or BUILD MY GALLOWS HIGH, it has rural elements in it as well.

And that's just off the top of my head.

All the Best-

Brian Thornton

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Frederick Zackel
  Sent: Friday, June 22, 2007 4:41 AM
  Subject: RARA-AVIS: Rural MEANS Steinbeck

  Of Mice and Men is very rural noir.

  The NY Times review of Of Mice and Men, when it came out in 1937 (?), called
  it a thriller. Works for me, folks.


  Fred Zackel
  Cocaine & Blue Eyes
  Point Blank Press


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