In a message dated 1/6/09 12:24:05 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> *PK:* Your Parker novels were once called “hard-boiled”, but are now
> sometimes called “noir”. Do these two terms mean the same, in your view?
> Are they terms you’d use?
> *DW:* I think hard-boiled and noir are both a little past their sell-by
> date, and both really refer to the post-war 40s. Hard-boiled is what the
> vets brought back with them, and noir is the world they found when they
> got home. I think hard-boiled is still possible, but noir today is
> another word for artsy.
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