RARA-AVIS: Real Cool Killers

From: Michael Robison ( miker_zspider@yahoo.com)
Date: 14 Jul 2007

Just finished this today. A fairly decent novel. Totally outrageous and way hardboiled in a Mickey Spillane and Mike Hammer way. I can see why Haut had such a hard time dealing with Himes. Trying to twist the whole genre into a commentary on state crime is the equivalent of hammering a square peg into a round hole. My reading of hardboiled and noir sees personal accountability as a common theme.


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