Re: RARA-AVIS: Nag, Nag, Nag Noir

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Date: 22 Jul 2009

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    --- In, "Allan Guthrie" <allan@...> wrote:
    > Try Love's Lovely Counterfeit.

    That one is really bad.

    > Cain had a lot of trouble publishing despite his early successes. I can't
    > recall how many novels he left behind unpublished, but there are a few.

    He never wrote anything as good as the two classics. He did write a fascinating and repellent short novel called _The Butterfly_, and Mildred Pierce is a wonderful potboiler (not a crime novel). I've read almost all his stuff and got the impression that he was very uneven. I am not sure that he thought of himself as a noir writer or even a crime writer.


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