RARA-AVIS: Recent reading

From: funkmasterj@runbox.com
Date: 24 Jul 2009

  • Next message: James Michael Rogers: "Re: RARA-AVIS: Nag, Nag, Nag Noir"

    I recently finished Ken Bruen & Jason Starr's Bust- an enjoyable noir with a lot of twists.

    I just finished Black Noir, edited by Otto Penzler, all short stories by African-American writers. I personally wouldn't call all of the stories noir, but they were all enjoyable. The ones that are noir were very powerful, especially Charles Chesnutt's the Sheriff's Children.

    In between, I read the last Dortmunder novel, Get Real. I miss Donald Westlake already.

    As an aside, I finally got one of my favorite movies, Sharky's Machine on DVD. It has a blurb on the back, "Best film noir since Body Heat." I wouldn't consider Sharky's Machine to be noir at all...



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