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Books Punch Your Face – The Criminal Complex Midsummer Reading List

22 July 2012 4:01 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Eight noir novels to help fill your endless summer with a sense of overwhelming dread and paranoia.

Okay, so I’m the professor who wakes up three weeks before the end of the semester and hits everybody over the head with a pile of mandatory reading assignments that everybody has to crowbar in between midnight finals cram sessions and kegstands, but you know, only if they hope to make it out with a passing grade.

My list isn’t filled with breezy bicycle rides through rural Tuscany.  Not a happy ending in the bunch.  But let’s face it, unless you live in the fourteen square-block section of SoCal that stayed in the mid-sixties to upper seventies range this summer, you’re hiding in your goddamn house waiting for that flaming orb in the sky to duck under the horizon once and for all.

So here are eight books to »

- Josh Converse

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