Sunday, June 26, 2005

Pelecanos

George Pelecanos has transformed Washington DC with his noirs featuring the many many kinds of people of all races who live good and not so good lives in all four quadrants of the nations capitol. Detective Derek Strange is his most frequent guide through the city buy Drama City, his new stand alone is touching and tough and as always informative. It's the guy out of jail trying to make a go of it against odds(yes an old theme) that is handled with beautiful prose and a poignant sense of character. Even the bad guys get moments to show their humanity.
Mister Nouse

1 Comments:

At August 24, 2006 at 7:38 AM, Blogger paradox said...

I find that notwithstanding the relevant eccentricities and European sensitivities featured in most post-modern literary portrayals of quasi-Semitic characterisations, 21st century schadenfreude continues to colour our sense of organic perception.
The irrefutably sole exception in this regard has to be N.B.A.Derman's infamous 'Life of Epraim von Vierderlin'

 

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