As I attempt to cram about 10 hours of work into three hours, some quick links:
John Kenyon chats with George Pelecanos about his musical influences, Steve Wynn, and why he gave up playing the trumpet as a kid.
After interviewing Alexander McCall Smith, Toby Clements feels even worse about parodying Mma Ramotswe in his newest books. Hey, these things happen…
Matt Thorne shrugs off his inner fanboy to talk to Stephen King about what he’s afraid of.
Sue Turnbull goes with the flow in reviewing CHRISTINE FALLS by Benjamin Black (aka John Banville) but also gets the Chandlerian references in the novel.
Anthony Rainone reviews Lawrence Light’s new mystery, FEAR AND GREED, for January Magazine.
What would you rather have: Thomas Pynchon’s new novel or a toaster?
The new issue of Demolition is up, and boy, are there some awesome offerings from the likes of Dave White, Russel McLean, Patti Abbott, Tim Wohlforth, David Terrenoire, Chris Everheart, Jordan Harper, Colin Conway and John C. Weagly.
Mordecai Richler’s ST. URBAIN’S HORSEMAN is being turned into a TV miniseries, one that’s obsessed with getting the details right.
And finally, OMG. Maybe this will explain the phenomenon, because after a combined total of almost 4 years in New York, I still do not get it.