One more: THE MOTEL LIFE by Willy Vlautin. As good a debut as I've read
since Donald Ray Pollock's KNOCKEMSTIFF. Vlautin's the polar opposite of
McCarthy, simple prose, language that never transcends the vocabulary of the
narrator. It's not sold as noir (I don't think -- I don't pay much attention
to marketing labels) but I suspect if you like noir you'll get on pretty
well with it. Might be just a bit elliptical for the more conservative
reader but I quite enjoyed the digressions (the protagonist likes to make up
stories throughout to entertain his brother).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Clinton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re:Motel noir...
> Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I'd read a number of them, but have
> jotted down a few others on my Hunt list.
> And as far as that suggested anthology goes, MOTEL NOIR, I expect an "As
> Inspired By" credit on the cover. ;-) Seriously, with all the anthos out
> there with all sorts of hooks/themes, I'm a bit surprised it hasn't been
> done before. It seems like a natural.
> Ron C.
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