Tuesday, November 21, 2006

He's a better writer, too

Nice piece in the Globe today on Alan Furst, one of my favourite genre writers. His novels of intrigue in the years prior to the Second World War era Europe are detailed and enigmatic tales in which often ordinary citizens are driven to undertake heroic, clandestine tasks to aid the Allied war effort.
As he notes near the end of the story, his work is inexplicably, absent from the screen.
"This," he says with a sigh, "is my despair."
I don't understand it either. I always thought Alan Furst was what a Bond like character might read like if he was written by Joseph Conrad.

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