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Black Hornet by James Sallis
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Apr 15, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: black-comedy, heart-of-darkness, noir

The third Lew Griffin book steps back in time and follows Lew in the sixties. This is my favorite of the volumes as it introduces all the characters and provides the usual literary references (Himes and Borges), and mix of intimate character study and existentialism but married to an evocation of the era and a consistent plot involving a sniper (that most existential and terrifying of all mass murderers.). Could be good for first timers to this strange and wonderful series. How much of this series does Griffin spend in a hospital?

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