Re: RE : RARA-AVIS: Bloch/Woolrich

From: Paul Farrell (
Date: 13 Feb 2008

--- In, "jacquesdebierue"
<jacquesdebierue@...> wrote:
> One personal Woolrich effect I've noticed: the impression he maks
> depends very strongly on my mood. This is not very noticeable when I'm
> reading Chandler, Gores, Thornburg or John D. I think Woolrich is

Agreed - I find that when I read a book by Woolrich (or, at times, David Goodis), I have to really be in the mood for some serious dark and gloom. I started reading NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES for Woolrich month, but got bogged down in the oppressive gloom fairly early on. The same has happened in the past with I MARRIED A DEAD MAN, though I have read and liked PHANTOM LADY and THE BRIDE WORE BLACK.

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