RARA-AVIS: Inherent Vice, Give Us a Kiss, Night Passage, and more

From: funkmasterj@runbox.com
Date: 23 May 2010

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    I finished Inherent Vice last night, the first Pynchon I've read. I enjoyed it, but don't see how it changes the genre, it was just an unusual setting. It was a nice hard boiled and noir story (both). I did have to look up some of his references (like Tom Ince and Amee Semple McPherson).

    Prior to that I read Parker's Night Passage, the first Jesse Stone novel. I really enjoyed it, I plan to read the rest of the series.

    The week before, I read Give Us a Kiss: A Country Noir by Daniel Woodrell. A nice, modern noir. This was the first of his books that I have read.

    I also saw the Blue Dahlia last Saturday - screenplay by Chandler. It was good except for the meandering ending.



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