Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Five top works of noir

Benjamin Black, an alter ego of Irish novelist John Banville, named five favorite works of noir at Goodreads, including:
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain

Cain is said to have dashed off this noir masterpiece over a long weekend. The book has been filmed so many times that everyone must know the story by now: the drifter, the bored wife, the hapless husband who ends up dead. An acrid, disenchanted masterpiece.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue