Happy Thursday! I hope your reading week is going well. Welcome to this week’s edition of 3-2-1 Thursday.
We are now more two weeks into 2020. How are your new year’s resolutions going? Something like 90% of people have already bailed. Stay strong! Especially if one of your resolutions was to read more books.
I’ll try to uphold my promise of creating weekly content with “the most crime fiction enthusiasm per word” of any post or email on the web.
Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:
- If you are a fan of Richard Price or Dennis Lehane, this story in the NYTs about the adaptation of Stephen Kings THE OUTSIDER for HBO is worth a read. “Detectives believe and make judgments upon what they see,” Price said. “And then you’re asking this cop to say, O.K., forget the Age of Reason, we have to go backward to the Age of Faith.”
- I’ve always found Jo Nesbo to be an interesting person, he had such a varied career before becoming a best-selling author, and thoughtful interview. This piece in The Guardian is no different as he talks about the future of Harry, violence against women, and bedside reading.
- LONG BRIGHT RIVER and AMERICAN DIRT seem to be the early 2020 front runners for most buzzed about crime/literary crossover. NPR has a typical glowing review of DIRT.
We did first lines last week so how about some quotes this week.
‘Life is about working out who the bad guy is.’ – Sophie Hannah
‘People don’t read books to get to the middle. They read to get to the end.’ – Mickey Spillane
I’ve been in a bit of a crime fiction reading slump to start the year. No book seems to really excite me and keep me glued to me seat.
- How many pages do you give a book before you put it down and move on to the next one?
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series