RARA-AVIS: Re:Motel noir...

From: Gonzalo Baeza (gbaeza@gmail.com)
Date: 14 Jul 2009

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    Two books I really enjoyed. Vlautin's second, Northland, is also worth a look.


    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.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).
    > Al
    > ----- 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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