Yes, my jaw hit the floor at the end of SONGS OF INNOCENCE. He nailed it.
--- On Tue, 3/3/09, Mark D. Nevins <email@example.com> wrote:
> For modern candidates, I'd put forward Aleas's
> SONGS OF INNOCENCE. I liked the two Blake books a lot, even
> though I think each had flaws--some inconsistencies, I
> thought, in character, and a bit of flabbiness in each case
> that, rather than being a major flaw in and of itself,
> served to remind me of how hard it must be to pull off what
> Cain and Hammett seem to do so effortlessly. I guess SONGS
> OF INNOCENCE is not a classic noir, but it has an ending for
> the ages.
> Mark Nevins
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