--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Brian Thornton
> I don't disagree with you on your main point about how "everything's
> alternative" (how's that for an oxymoron?) and "everything's noir."
> said many times before that if I never again see a book cover blurb that
> reads "A taut, noirish thriller" again, it'll be too soon.
My problem is more with "thriller" than with "noirish", actually. What
the hell is a thriller? In its vacuity, it's close to "yarn" and "tale".
> It occurred to me after I posted my previous comment in response to the
> Woodrell quote that he's an alumnus of Iowa's MFA program, and that
> volumes to me.
It would be remarkable if a noted author like Woodrell did not have
strong opinions on the genre he plows. And you shouldn't hold Iowa
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