RARA-AVIS: Re: Insightful Criticism

From: logan keith (keith) ( keith@globetrotter.net)
Date: 11 Oct 2007

Mark Nevins asked:
> P.S. Has anyone read Julian Barnes's pal Martin Amis's "hardboiled"
> novel NIGHT TRAIN? I tend to be mixed on Amis, but have not yet tried
> that one.

I read this many years ago when it appeared and recall little about it other than an intense dislike. I believe Amis was trying to create a post-modern look at hard-boiled fiction but merely managed to throw a bunch of stereotypes together into a smug wink at the genre. But that's going on my probably faulty memory.


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