Journeys through real and imaginary crimes.
Why are we so fascinated by crime, what does it say about us as individuals and as a society? In what ways has the noir genre sought to represent the darkest facet of the human being, placing before us a disturbing mirror from which we turn away, but which at the same time attracts us irresistibly?
I Read It Very Black is an essay on fiction, crime and life that approaches the noir genre from multiple angles. Its scope ranges from historical facets to the profile of classic authors and the keys to the work of some of the most prominent contemporary authors, without overlooking how noir crime novels and essays dialogue with classic and contemporary audiovisual productions. Ultimately, this book uses crime literature to talk about the dark side of all of us.
A fascinating journey through crime in literature that addresses the black genre from its origins to the present day.