March 5th, 2020
We’ve made it to another Thursday. If you watch the news, sometimes that doesn’t feel it might happen. Hopefully the coronavirus hasn’t gotten you too stressed our depressed. If it is, maybe it’s time to crack open a good book.
Maybe this week’s edition of 3-2-1 Thursday will help take your mind off things. As promised, here’s the most crime fiction news per word on the web.
Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:
- William Gibson is an author primarily know for sci-fi and cyberpunk but has managed to gain a very good critical reputation outside of the genre strait jacket. The New Statesman has a deep dive on his latest along with an interview/profile.
- This was new to me. Criminal Element looks back at the almost unbelievable story of how Norman Mailer almost killed his wife (wife #2) in 1960.
- CrimeReads does a deep dive on the classic noir DOUBLE INDEMNITY through the prism of redemption and forgiveness. I need to re-watch this.
Film noir offers some of my favorite crime quotes:
- “What a beautiful picture. Moonlight. Sagebrush. My wife with a stranger.” Vincent Price in The Las Vegas Story (1952).
- “Did you ever want to forget anything? Did you ever want to cut away a piece of your memory or blot it out? You can’t, you know.” Tom Neal in Detour (1945).
- I was in a bit of reading slump earlier this year but now I find myself reading four books at once. Or trying to. I generally have one fiction and non-fiction going at once but it’s rare to have more than one fiction title going unless one is on audio. Do you you read one book at a time or can do you juggle a few depending on your interests?
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series