Required Reading

John Rickards on why the Genre Has No Clothes. I’d quote from it but then this post would go on for ages so really, read the whole thing and then come back and hash it out in the backblog here.

This comes just as I’m starting a Richard Price mini-binge, and I can’t help but think that had his first book come out in, say, 2004 instead of 1974, he’d have been slotted as a crime writer instead of a writer of books that no one but Richard Price could write.