Does Day of the Locust count as noir? I picked up a copy the other
day. I've been meaning to read it for years, but I'm having a hard
time getting through it. It's quite bleak, and I've been reading it a
little at a time. I read West's Miss Lonelyhearts the other day, and
that didn't seem very noir to me, but it did remind me very much of
On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 6:05 PM, <DJ-Anonyme@webtv.net> wrote:
> Mario wrote:
> "I am waiting for Michael Connelly, master of suspense, to apply himself
> to Hollywood (I mean directly as a theme)."
> And John replied:
> "and I like reminding people who haven't read them, that Terrill
> Lankford's terrific contemporary noir thrillers Earthquake Weather and
> Blonde Lightning are set in that world, and nail it cold."
> You beat me to it.
> "few are the places and cultures in the first world as inherently noir
> as Hollywood"
> Which raises an interesting question: What are the great hardboiled
> and/or noir Hollywood novels?
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