Posts Tagged ‘Noir’

Noir

Posted: November 3, 2014 in Books, Crime, Psychology, Society
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I’ve been reading The Best American Noir of the Century and some lines in the intro set the cynical tone just right, at least for the stories in this great collection and maybe for life in general. Noir. Hardboiled. Dark. Pessimistic. Cynical:  “…It’s the long drop off the short pier…It’s the nightmare of flawed souls with big dreams and the precise how and why of the all-time sure thing that goes bad…the opportunity as fatality, social justice as sanctified shuck, and sexual love as a one way ticket to hell.”

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