June 17th, 2021
Show up. Do the job. Get out. Repeat.
Donald Westlake writing as Richard Stark has Parker say that at one point. Struck me that it could also apply to just about any job that you want to (eventually) do well.
So let’s get to it.
Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:
- Pop Sugar picks the worst Netflix book adaptations including a few thrillers. Not sure you can say BEHIND HER EYES was adapted poorly. It was pretty faithful to book.
- Vulture’s summer reading preview includes Abbott’s THE TURNOUT and Hawkin’s SLOW FIRE.
- CrimeReads looks at how THE LIMEY continues to stand out from other neo-noirs. Need to go back and rewatch.
Two quotes from Soderbergh’s THE LIMEY:
- “I’m looking for a different kind of satisfaction.”
- “What are we standing on?” “Trust.”
- Soderbergh’s other caper and crime pics get a lot more attention. Have you seen The Limey? What do you think?
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series