Friday, October 16, 2015

Book review: "Black Wings Has My Angel" by Eliott Chaze

Black Wings Has My AngelBlack Wings Has My Angel by Elliott Chaze
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"Black Wings Has My Angel" is a top notch 1950s noir propelled by the compelling relationship between Tim the narrator, the the femme fatale Virginia, who is surprisingly well realized for a female character from this era and genre. Essential reading for fans of noir fiction.

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Book review: "The Cheaters" by Orrie Hitt

The CheatersThe Cheaters by Orrie Hitt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"The Cheaters" is an entertaining and fast paced noir about a loser that finds a job in a seedy bar in a grimy town and becomes sexually obsessed with the owners wife. The sexuality was probably fairly salacious for 1960, but is very tame in comparison to modern erotica/romance novels.

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