Re: RARA-AVIS: Pelecanos, The Night Gardener/now pro and con

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 11 Aug 2006

I'd try to be objective, Brian, about the object of my literary [wo]man crush, but you're as likely to read more Pelecanos as I am to read any more Lee Child. Relax. Read something you like.

Joy, who just read her first Marcia Muller in many years, the pleasant Point Deception
(she's got a new protagonist who does not have a boyfriend you want to see get bumped off)

Brian Thornton wrote to Bob V: It might call for you to be more objective about the object of your literary man-crush, but then again, it's the only way I would be convinced to spend another nickel on anything by George P. ("The Wire" excepted. I think his work on that series is exemplary. It's everything that his writing is not. I'd be thrilled to watch anything scripted by George P. Pelecanos. Can't explain the dichotomy, but there you have it).

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