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Fight Club was a book? Lol.
Posted Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:32 AM
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
Naked by David Sedaris (not a novel, but a book of nonfiction essays)
And I recently read Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier, which I really enjoyed.
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Walter Mosley is another favorite of mine- his Easy Rawlins, Socrates Fortlow and Fearless Jones are wonderful characters. I'm interested to see if Mosley decides to develop Archibald Lawless beyond his introductory short story.
Robert B Parker has given us some very fun stuff. His language has a wonderful rhythm, especially in the Spenser series, in which Spenser and Hawk trades fours like Dizzy and Bird. Sunny Randall and Jesse Stone are aslo worthy entries in the Parker canon. He will be missed.
So many in the crime genre I enjoy- Carl Hiassen, the environmental crime writer; Elmore Leonard, another expert in crime fiction prose; Lawrence Block's Burglar and Keller series (hell, anything else he writes, too); Ian Fleming (old-school, I know, but the books easily eclipse any film that used the name James Bond).
My only hope is that, now that Stieg Larsson and Robert B Parker are no longer writing, their characters and the series that spawned them will die too. I haven't been happy with the fate of Bourne and Bond after Ludlum and Fleming were gone; I'd hate to see Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist, and Spenser and Hawk, and Sunny and Stone suffer the same indignities.