RARA-AVIS: Re: Noir sports...

From: Charlie Williams ( cs_will@hotmail.com)
Date: 21 Feb 2008

Funny you should mention The Damned United, John. I was thinking about it just yesterday. Must read it.

Without wanting to invite spoilers, does Peace use real people in TDU? What I was thinking, the thing about using football or rugby or whatever in novels is authenticity. You want to name real players and teams. Which could be a stumbling block legally.


---------- charliewilliams.net

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, John Williams <johnwilliams@...> wrote:
> Charlie Williams wrote:
> >
> > So where are all the (team) sports noirs?
> >
> David Peace's The Damned United, about the Leeds United soccer team of
> the 1970s is pretty darn noir. George V. Higgins' The Agent is less
> but also set in the world of pro sports. Wasn't there a Jonathan Valin
> novel set in the world of some ridiculous American sport or other?
> John

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