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Michael Proctor from Austin, TX is reading Last Days by Brian Evenson February 27, 2017 - 3:30pm


I'm Michael from Austin, TX, where ya'll is considered a valid word.

I was on LR for a while, stepped away, now I'm back.

I've had a couple things published since I last lurked around the Writer's Workshop, and even have a piece included in an upcoming anthology. Hooray for progress!

I like noir and generally darker themes. I like horror somewhat, but I'm more of a mystery/thriller sort of guy.

Where are all the Will Christoper Baer obsessives? That's me. If that's you, I want to read your stuff and for you to read mine.

WCB, Craig Clevenger, Stephen Graham Jones, Brian Evenson, Chuck P.


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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel February 27, 2017 - 6:39pm

Welcome ... back ... to the pit.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Ira Levin February 28, 2017 - 8:29am

Welcome back :)

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal February 28, 2017 - 11:20am

Ooo... question!

what would you consider the quintessential noir piece that everyone should read to understand the genre?

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smithreynolds from Spokane, WA USA is reading The writing on the wall. March 3, 2017 - 12:46am

Welcome back. Nice to meet you..

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated March 4, 2017 - 3:00am

Welcome back.

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Michael Proctor from Austin, TX is reading Last Days by Brian Evenson May 31, 2017 - 10:26am

Well there's Noir and then Neo-Noir.

Most of what I've read would be considered the neo-noir stuff.

I'm sure this is debatable but to me, at least, the best representations of neo-noir would be:

Kiss Me Judas - Will Christopher Baer

Hell's Half Acre - Will Christopher Baer

The Contortionist's Handbook - Craig Clevenger


So many good titles out there.