RARA-AVIS: Re: Moratorium on serial murderer mysteries?

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 18 Aug 2010

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, David Rachels <RachelsDA@...> wrote:
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    > Recall, this is one of the Marcel Duhamel's characteristics of the SÚrie Noire: "As in good films, characters reveal their souls through action, and readers fond of introspective literature will be left to turn backflips."
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    Indeed. In this vein, Highsmith's Ripley should be mentioned. I thought the first two Ripley books were fantastic, and she doesn't fall into explanation, either.

    Best,

    mrt



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