Benjamin Black
Reviews // 8 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
News // 1 Articles
//Reviews

Which Is Better, Gorgeous Writing or a Gorgeous Blonde?
24 Aug 2014 // 8:05 PM

In The Black-Eyed Blond, Benjamin Black provides such a satisfying incarnation of Raymond Chandler's sensibility, it's almost possible to pretend Chandler is back among the living.

Clerical Connivance in Dreary Dublin: Benjamin Black's 'Holy Orders'
14 Aug 2013 // 5:05 PM

It's difficult to shake the sensation that this story is not happening over a half-century later, amidst today's revelations of clerical abuse and conspiracy.

//Blogs

'Elegy for April': Benjamin Black's New Dublin Noir
23 Apr 2010 // 1:30 AM

John Banville's alter ego resurrects Quirke in another 1950s Dublin noir adventure.

//News

'The Black-Eyed Blonde' Is More Gray Than Noir
26 Mar 2014 // 8:05 PM

Benjamin Black takes Philip Marlowe through a series of set pieces intended to echo Raymond Chandler’s work.

//Blogs

The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

// Short Ends and Leader

"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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