RARA-AVIS: Re: Automotive noir

From: Max (akagoldfish@gmail.com)
Date: 13 Jul 2010

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    I would recommend DRIVE (James Sallis) for a hard-boiled getaway driver (a little like The Transporter) and also Hard Case Crime's latest, the fabulous NOBODY'S ANGEL (Jack Clark), about a Chicago cab driver. The car is a character in both, and are set a great deal in the car and deal with the driving quite a bit.

    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Harry Joseph Lerner <harry.joseph.lerner@...> wrote:
    > Inspired to post by all of the reaction to the original "Where have you gone Rara-Avis?" query, I ask the following question in the hopes of generating a new thread.
    > So, here it comes straight out of left field... can anyone recommend any hard-boiled and/or noir that relates to or is set in the automotive world? Perhaps dealing with
    > the automotive industry, past or present? Or, that revolves around a particular make, model or manufacturer (again past or present)? That involves a serious car guy?
    > Along with being an afficianado of the noir and hard-boiled genres I am also a huge car guy and a student of automotive history (I have even published a few articles
    > on the subject.) So, any recommendations that may lead to works that are effective 'hybrids' of these two interests of mine would be greatly appreciated.
    > Best,
    > Harry

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