Tag Archives: noir

The Painted Gun – Bradley Spinelli

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “I was in it now, there was no getting out. But since Ashley was painting creepy snapshots of my life, I guess I was always in it. The fact that I didn’t know what I was … Continue reading

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Archibald Lawless, Anarchist at Large – Walter Mosley

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “I spent that morning inside the mind of a madman or a genius or maybe outside of what Lawless refers to as the hive mind, the spirit that guides millions of heedless citizens through the aimless … Continue reading

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In the Café of Lost Youth – Patrick Modiano (Translated from the French by Chris Clarke)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “I’ve always believed that certain places are like magnets and draw you towards them should you happen to walk within their radius. And this happens imperceptibly, without you even suspecting… It seems to me that because … Continue reading

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Red Lights – Georges Simenon, Translated from the French by Norman Denny, Introduction by Anita Brookner)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “I met a man in whom, for hours, I tried to see another me, another me that wasn’t a coward, a man I wished I could be like…” Steve Hogan, and his wife, Nancy are driving … Continue reading

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Fatale – Jean-Patrick Manchette, Afterword by Jean Echenoz, (Translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) ” I don’t tell them I’m a killer. I’m a woman, and they wouldn’t take me seriously. I tell them that I know a killer. Sometimes I let them assume that he is my lover. That … Continue reading

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