Re: RARA-AVIS: What Are You Reading?

From: Stephen Burridge (
Date: 18 Sep 2007

 I read Sallis's "Moth" and Nathanael West's "The Day of the Locust" last
> week. West wasn't a crime writer but I think he fits in here. I know the
> short Paul Duncan book on "Noir Fiction" is well regarded by some on the
> list and he devotes a few pages to West (mainly "Miss Lonelyhearts".) As I
> type I have a DVD of the 1970s film version of the "The Day of the
> Locust" paused in another room.

 Today I've read a couple of Hemingway short stories, "A Clean, Well-Lighted
> Place" and "The Light of the World". Currently on loan from the library but
> not yet read is a recent humourous Westlake novel called "The Road To Ruin"
> and Cain's "The Postman Always Rings Twice". Also a DVD of the film "The
> Big Heat". I'm also rereading Thomas Hardy's "Jude the Obscure", which
> isn't noir but certainly deals with a doomed individual.

Stephen Burridge

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