Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Lovecraftian mytery recommendations?

From: Nigel Algar (montana@dircon.co.uk)
Date: 01 Aug 2010

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    Alan Parker's 'Angel Heart' actually (he both wrote and directed the picture). Otherwise, yes.

    Nigel

    On 01/08/2010 10:49, "Patrick Kennedy" <pbjk2004@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

    > I agree that 'Falling Angel' was a terrific book. A really original notion
    > and
    > a denouement that I certainly didn't see coming, despite the fact that there
    > is
    > no real cheating in the writing. I thought the John Boorman's movie version,
    > 'Angel Heart'with Mickey Rourke, was far less satisfying because, even if I
    > hadn't previously read the source book, it lacked the sense ofinvolvement
    > with
    > the central character which the book achieved by way of its first person
    > narrative.
    >
    > Patrick
    >
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    > From: Sean Shapiro <ssshapir@yahoo.com>
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    > 'Falling Angel' is a superb horror noir, the model fusion of supernatural
    > horror
    >
    > and hardboiled mystery.
    >
    > Another story worth having a look at is Clive Barker's 'The Last Illusion'
    > (vol.6 of his 'Books of Blood' collection) featuring his recurring PI Harry
    > D'Amour. Not quite as overtly hardboiled as 'Falling Angel' but delivers some
    > good, thoughtful thrills.
    >
    > Sean Shapiro
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