Re: RARA-AVIS: Allan Guthrie's Top 200 Noirs

From: Patrick King (
Date: 21 Dec 2007

--- Robert Elkin <> wrote:
> Maybe I'm just overly cynical, Patrick, but in my
> experience most people delight in maliciousness of
> one sort or another on a pretty regular basis--did
> you mean the first half of what I quoted to apply to
> the second part, or were you just pointing to "Ed
> McBain"'s portrayal of criminals as existential
> instead of ideal?
****************************************************** The latter.

Patrick King

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