Slate asks that we add a few more to the pile.
It's getting harder to avoid reading the crime stuff of John Banville, given that he's all over those Richard Stark reissues, and it's not like I'm not paying attention to those in the know.
Lovely line from the article:
'Remember pleasure? The pleasure of reading? Believe me, this is not one of those pleas for "old-fashioned" novels with conventional plots and "characters you can identify with." I hate characters I can identify with. I read to escape myself; I'm tired of my identity.'
Extremely well put, that, and as for Henry Chang I've never read a Soho Press novel that I haven't liked.
Posted by Dave