Re: RARA-AVIS: Seeking mystery novel

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 04 Sep 2010

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    --- In, Karin Montin <kmontin@...> wrote:
    > Al and Ali,
    > I think my author was repeating the Algren rules. I read the Wikipedia
    > summary and there a ton of things happening in the Algren book that I
    > have absolutely no recollection of. That's no guarantee that I haven't
    > read it anyway, but I would've thought something would ring a bell. Now
    > I must add Walk on the Wild Side to my neverending list.

    That Algren novel is appropriately titled... terrific. Algren should be mentioned more often in the discussion of noir and hardboiled. Maybe he went beyond strict genre, but still, he was one of the boys.



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