It's been forever since I read Interface, so I'll refrain
from directly commenting until I get around to re-reading it.
However, Bill asked for suggestions for other Gores books to
The early DKA File books, pre-Interface, are good solid genre
pieces, with great details from a former PI. 32 Cadillacs is
much later, with a lot of books (only a few of them DKA) in
between. It is the only DKA book played for humor. I'm
normally like you, Bill, humor usually doesn't do much for me
in hardboiled unless it is very dark indeed. Hiassen is
usually as light as I get and I haven't read him since the
disappointing Striptease. As much as I love Westlake's HB
stuff, I cannot even read the Dortmunders. The Dortmunder
gang's cameo appearance aside, 32 Cadillacs is absolutely
hilarious (Parker makes a brief appearance in an early DKA
book). I enjoyed it from start to finish and consider it one
of my favorites of Gores' books.
A lot of his one-shots like Menaced Assassin and Dead Man are
also good, but I'd start with the DKA books. It is a very
ps -- Bill, did you turn out to be a good person throughout
Mean Streets or did there turn out to be a hidden secret life
that got you killed?
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