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Sunday, August 9, 2020
BW32: 52 Books Bingo - Noir
Our next 52 Books Bingo Category is taking us into the world of Noir where it can be dark and deadly with mysterious and flawed characters, and right and wrong aren't clearly defined.
The genre is defined as "Books made up of stories that contain elements of crime, eroticism, cynicism, moral ambiguity, cruelty, strangeness, and fatalism. The stories are often set in remote areas in urban, rural, and/or out of the way settings or non-distinct settings, like the open road. Noir genre books may or may not include a private eye, detective, or femme fatale. The stories often have an elusive phenomenon or have something that’s just out of reach of the main characters."
The Best Noir Authors
12 Crime Noir Books That Will Have You Reaching for Your Trench Coat
The Rise of Rural Noir
Guide to Nordic Noir
Noir from around the globe
Pages of Noir: The Books that Became Film Noir
Hardboiled World: Four Creative Noir Traditions From Around the Globe
"The Noir Genre Helps Mediate between Reality and Fiction”: An Interview with José Salvador Ruiz
Mystery & Detective Novels by Women of Color
Le Chat Noir—Black Cats on the Cover
Have fun exploring the world of Noir.
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