Two books I really enjoyed. Vlautin's second, Northland, is also worth a look.
--- In email@example.com, "Allan Guthrie" <allan@...> wrote:
> 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" <clinton65@...>
> 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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