Haven't read Ed's review of SLAMMER, but I have read the book and it is a hell of a read. Not for the weak of heart, but you already knew that.
New Pulp Press
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Allan Guthrie" <allan@...> wrote:
> Has anyone mentioned Patricia Melo? I only recently discovered her and while
> the two books of hers that I've read aren't noir by Jim's definition, not
> having a sinister atmosphere, they're utterly dripping with it by mine. The
> two I've read are THE KILLER and LOST WORLD, set in a Brazil that's
> amazingly corrupt at every turn, and narrated by the most realistically
> drawn contract killer I can think of. The books are superbly
> non-judgemental. Stylistically, she's got that John McFetridge thing going
> on, where dialogue and narrative blend together. Outstanding stuff.
> Another great recent read is DECOMPOSITION by J. Eric Miller. This comes
> from one of those recently maligned POD presses, and was recommended to me
> by my French editor, who bought it for French translation. It's only 100
> pages long. And there are quite a number of typos, which no doubt would
> annoy some people to the point of not being able to read it. But the
> narrative voice is terrific. The story's a simple one about a girl on a long
> drive to see her ex-boyfriend with the corpse of her current boyfriend in
> the trunk of her car.
> Hope you folks will indulge me a brief moment of BSP. Today's the US release
> date of my new novel, SLAMMER. For anyone who might want to hear some more
> about it, here's a link to a review by Ed Gorman, posted at Bookgasm today.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Juri Nummelin" <juri.nummelin@...>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 2:09 PM
> Subject: RARA-AVIS: Definitions
> >I said a while back that the importance of Rara-Avis might have diminished
> > little bit in the last few years. It of course may have something to do
> > with
> > blogs and other forums in which you can discuss new and vintage hardboiled
> > and noir writing, but I'd really like to say that arguing over and over
> > again what noir is and what isn't may have contributed to the feeling of
> > the
> > lesser importance. Get on with your lives, goddammit! (Insert smiley
> > here.)
> > Juri
> > PS. I was pleased to note some discussion over a new hardboiled book, THE
> > LITTLE SLEEP. More of that, please! And discussion of older books as well.
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