Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Types of noir (was Re: Pop. 1280)

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 04 Aug 2007

mburch wrote:

Wouldn't it be more accurate to call 'The Big Heat' hardboiled than anything else? In a lot of ways it's very Spillanish (sp?).

*********** Depends on your definition of noir. I think Jim would say the Mike Hammer novels are noir. They are dark and sinister. And being hardboiled doesn't keep them from being noir, also. The two genres are not mutually exclusive.


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