RE: RARA-AVIS: Phantom Lady / Bride [was: Woolrich recommendations? ]

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 22 Feb 2008

--- Christina Paul <> wrote:
> William: I agree. It just seems to me that what's
> distinctive about Woolrich is rarely found in, or
> enhanced by, his endings.

True. No argument and I didn't mean to suggest that Woolrich's appeal lay solely in his endings. In this particular case, The Bride Wore Black, the ending does re-define the revenge (I can't go further without spoiling) and Truffaut dumped that for a guffaw. It just irked me.

Last night I finally got around to starting Fright and I'm just loving Woolrich's New York City (as I did with Manhattan Love Song) and how it ends is not the point of reading him, so I agree with you.


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