In January I said I would be looking into the book world of noir and I have been diligent. While not yet ready to get into, I have several books under my belt and a few more to go. What an interesting journey.
It brings about the discussion about what noir really is and by chance I happened along this post on ‘Riding the High Country’ about film noir. Have a read about film maker Anthony Mann and his career in noir before moving into westerns. There are some interesting comparisons is this post as Colin talks about The Black Book.
Meanwhile, JK Rowling (Robert Galbraith) is releasing a second book The Silkworm featuring PI Cormoran Strike which I am quite pleased to hear. I liked this character and his assistant Robin Ellacott, they have great synchronicity. Here’s hoping book two moves along more quickly, which was my only complaint about The Cuckoo’s Calling.
What have you been reading lately? Does it include noir and can you define it?