Fan of Noir, Hardboiled and the like?
Welcome to my writer’s blog – a site dedicated to this end of the fiction spectrum.
Get ready to absorb the best of evil and read narratives you never thought could be written!
If you’re a noir or neo-noir fan, I really don’t need to preach. Newbies may need a hand grasping the concept though.
Keeping it simple: Noir means black. The attitudes of the protagonist/s are dark. Often, the scenes he / she / they find themselves in are broken, disintegrating or in some way. They have distorted visions / opinions. Crimes of violence and / or murder frequently feature in Noir.
Unlike thrillers and psychological thrillers, noir deviates from the investigative side of crime storytelling. Readers sit right beside a murderer to see why they do what they do.
You may already know Neo-Noir in these books or movies:
The Talented Mr Ripley. (Modern Noir / Neo-Noir)
L.A Confidential (Also Neo-Noir)
Wild Things (You’ve got it!)
There are plenty of other examples (Readers often have differing opinions about what makes trues Neo-noir) out there but, if you’re in any doubt about its content, remember, it never sits any Warm and Fuzzy category.
Start with a pessimistic outlook on life, apply this to a wicked jadedness and watch the evil combination run its course.
For more Neo-Noir, visit my homesite – Michael Forman (Author)