RARA-AVIS: Re: Boxing Fiction (was Fat City)

From: Gonzalo Baeza ( gbaeza@gmail.com)
Date: 21 Dec 2007

So many good recommendations! I've always thought the seedier aspects of the world of boxing provides a great setting for noir (not to mention I love both noir novels and boxing). Now, if a good noir writer could come up with a novel on mixed martial arts, that would be the best. I heard Christa Faust was planning something along those lines. Anyway, here's another good boxing + crime recommendation: Murder on the Ropes, an Otto Penzler anthology with original stories by Loren Estleman, F.X. Toole, Joyce Carol Oates and others.

-Gonzalo. saddlebums.blogspot.com

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "T. Kent Morgan" <tkmorgan@...> wrote:
> Harry Crews has been mentioned on this list and his novel The Knockout
> Artist is about a boxer involved in the New Orleans underworld.
> crime novelist Russell James' novel Count Me Out is the story of two
> brothers, one of whom is a boxer in a travelling carnival. I've never
> James, but his books are well-received by reviewers. A blurb on the
> from Time Out says "Count Me Out is as English as Graham Greene or Ted
> Lewis." Maybe John Williams can chime in about this one.
> Kent Morgan

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