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

From: davezeltserman (davezelt@rcn.com)
Date: 03 Mar 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Nathan Cain <IndieCrime@...> wrote:
    > Wasn't Robbie Wife essentially an homage to Cain's work? Hill lifted
    > plot points from Postman and another Cain novel which will remain
    > nameless since the point Hill lifts from it only comes out in the last
    > few pages.

    I looked at it more as a take on Body Heat, except flipping the ages of the husband & lover, so that Robbie's Wife has the young virile husband and older far less virile lover.

    Few noir characters sink to the level of the protagonist from Robbie's Wife. Brutal stuff.


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