RARA-AVIS: Re: robert bloch based norman bates on woolrich?

From: jacquesdebierue ( jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 10 Feb 2008

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, JIM DOHERTY <jimdohertyjr@...> wrote:
> Sonny,
> Re your comment below:
> "but psycho and bloch are OT, sorry. i brought it up
> because of what i'd heard about woolrich and norman"
> Bloch and PSYCHO are, at least arguably, noir if not
> hard-boiled. Probably not everyone would agree, but I
> think everyone would agree that at least a case could
> be made.
> Why then should they be regarded as off-topic?

And Bloch wrote a lot... not all of it was horror, though he is famous as a horror writer. He wrote mysteries, including hardboiled stories, as well as many weird tales. I would say his work belongs here.



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