Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Best noir novel (was Red Right Hand)

From: Don Lee (
Date: 03 Mar 2009

  • Next message: James Reasoner: "Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Raoul Whitfield"

    Yes, my jaw hit the floor at the end of SONGS OF INNOCENCE. He nailed it.

    --- On Tue, 3/3/09, Mark D. Nevins <> 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


    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 03 Mar 2009 EST