E49 — Bluebird, Bluebird — Deep Dive — Cinema Spotlight — Five Round Burst

In Episode 49, we dive deep into Attica Locke’s contemporary soon-to-be classic Bluebird, Bluebird. Justin reviews the western noir film Blood on the Moon, and we go five rounds in Five Round Burst. We also cross promo for a crime podcast we think our fans might enjoy — Crime Is Up Podcast. Get in touch …

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E48 — Intro to Bluebird, Bluebird — Rural Noir — Forgotten Classic — Attica Locke

In Episode 48, we introduce Attica Locke’s contemporary rural noir soon-to-be classic, Bluebird, Bluebird.  We look more closely at rural noir — what it is and who the major players are — in Subject Unknown. We also take a close look at Chris McGinley’s beautiful & disturbing short story collection, Coal Black. Finally, Kurt offers us …

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E46 — For a Song by Rodney Morales — Hawaiian Noir — 5 Round Burst

Welcome to episode 46! We head out into the Pacific for a look at Hawai’ian Noir. For our featured book this time we focus on For A Song by Rodney Morales, a classic detective tale with a lot of local flavor. In Subject Unknown and 5 Round Burst we focus on more reasons to enjoy …

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E45 — Richard Stark’s The Hunter — Deep Dive — Cinema Spotlight — Five Round Burst

In Episode 45 we do a deep dive of Richard Stark’s The Hunter. Did we like it? Yes, but. . . Also in this episode, Justin discusses two classic noir films in Cinema Spotlight, and we get back to basics in Five Round Burst. Get in touch with the show: pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point …

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E44 — Intro to Richard Stark’s The Hunter — Forgotten Classics? — Subject Unknown — Donald Westlake

Hey, Blankers! In Episode 44 we introduce Richard Stark’s The Hunter, featuring the antihero of antiheroes, no-sense thief & miscreant Parker. Wrong Parker once, and you best watch your back. Also in this episode, Kurt shares a Forgotten Classic, Nightmare Alley, we chat about Crime Fiction in the age of Pandemic, & we learn a …

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E43 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep — Deep Discussion — Forgotten Classics — Five Round Burst

Greetings Blankers! In Episode 43, we dive deep into Philip K Dick’s sci-fi-noir classic, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? In Forgotten Classics, Kurt puts Home is the Sailor by Day Keene to the test. We also review 5 books in 5 minutes during 5 Round Burst. Get in Touch! Join our Goodreads Group Visit …

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E42 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep — Neo Noir — Titanshade — Philip K. Dick

Greetings Blankers! In Episode 42, don your jet packs because we are going “back to the future” with our introduction to Philip K Dick’s sci-fi-noir classic Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? In Subject Unknown, we discuss Neo-Noir, particularly Sci-Fi Noir. For our Featured Review, we spend time with Dan Stout‘s terrific Titanshade. Kurt also sheds …

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Bonus Episode — Quarantine Edition — Riot in Cell Block 11

Odds are you are under some type of stay at home order or doing some sort of social distancing. We’ve got you covered with a mini-episode. We both watched “Riot in Cell Block 11.” It’s a classic prison noir film that we both enjoyed. We talk about the film without any major spoilers, and it’s …

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E41: An Easy Thing (Part 2) — Cinema Spotlight “El Che” — 5 Round Burst

Welcome to Point Blank! This time around we share another round of Coca-Cola with Paco Ignacio Taibo II as we take a deep dive into “An Easy Thing.” We both loved this book and can’t stop talking about it. In Cinema Spotlight, we still can’t get away from Paco as we look at a documentary …

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