Re: RARA-AVIS: Neo-nah...

Date: 29 Jun 2007

----- Start Original Message ----- Sent: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 14:27:22 -0400 From: To: Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Neo-nah...

> Kevin wrote:
> "After reading a spate of recent books by some of the more highly touted
> practitioners of the "new noir," I've noticed something.
> "Not in all of them, mind you, but in enough of them to be disturbed by
> what seems to be a trend. I hope not. Maybe I just hit a bad string of
> books (and no, i don't want to name them)."
> Since when have you become so reticent?
> "All the meanness and carnage of these soulless wallows comes off more
> like pornography than noir, at least to me."
> While maybe more prominent, is that really so new? This sounds like the
> reaction I had 10-20 years ago to Rex Miller's Slob, one of the few
> books I stopped reading without finishing.
I stopped reading Charlie Huston's Caught Stealing because the torture in it bothered me.


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