Tag Archives: Douglas Fairbairn

REVIEW FROM THE PAST: “STREET 8”

I got to thinking it’s time to revisit this five-year-old review of an outstanding example of noir fiction. So here it is one more time! STREET 8 by Douglas Fairbairn  Review by Mike Dennis, 2010 “Nobody wants to come downtown anymore. They tell you it’s like coming to a foreign country.” That’s the sentiment expressed by […]

REVIEW: “SHOOT”

SHOOT by Douglas Fairbairn (1973) Reviewed by Mike Dennis Is there any such thing as “macho noir”? I’ve never heard of it, but if there were, Shoot would be one of its classic examples. Written in 1973 by Douglas Fairbairn, it’s a testosterone-loaded novel, which has one of the best openings I’ve read in a […]

REVIEW: “STREET 8”

STREET 8  by Douglas Fairbairn Review by Mike Dennis, 2010 “Nobody wants to come downtown anymore. They tell you it’s like coming to a foreign country.” That’s the sentiment expressed by a Miami native in Street 8, a hot-blooded 1977 noir novel by Douglas Fairbairn. The title street, an English translation of Calle Ocho, the […]