RARA-AVIS: Re: Motel noir...

From: ssshapir (ssshapir@yahoo.com)
Date: 12 Jul 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Ron Clinton" <clinton65@...> wrote:
    > Since we've been discussing niche noir -- western noir, sheriff noir, et al
    > -- lately, I wanted to toss my request for recommendations out for motel
    > noir -- noir novels with a motel as the setting, or at least an important
    > part of the background. I'm thinking novels like Gil Brewer's THE RED SCARF
    > and Day Keene's HOME IS THE SAILOR. I suspect there are others I've read as
    > well, but those are the two that come instantly to mind. There's just
    > something about a small, seedy motel setting in a '50s noir novel that seems
    > so right....
    > Anyway, I'd love to put my hands on a few good ones. Anyone have any titles
    > for me?
    > Ron C.

    Robert Bloch wrote a book about a man and his mom and their motel. Hitchcock turned it into a movie.

    Sean Shapiro

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