RARA-AVIS: Re: Daniel Woodrell on "Noir"

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 02 Feb 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Allan Guthrie" <allan@...> wrote:

    > Wickipedia, for once, pretty much nails the distinction:
    > "In a thriller, the hero must thwart the plans of an enemy, rather than
    > uncover a crime that has already happened."

    In that case, much of Elmore Leonard is out the window, no? I find the word "enemy" intriguing in this definition. It reminds me of superhero comics, good against evil, etc.

    Would Michael Connelly' _The Lincoln Lawyer_ qualify as a thriller?



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