> As to details, I don't think it can possible hurt to get them right.
> I've been waiting for Michael Connelly to get something wrong (that I
> might notice), but no luck yet...
George Pelecanos is the writer I enjoy reading more than any other and it was a bit jarring when he got a detail wrong in The Turnaround. I'm guessing he did so on purpose because it did allow him to better describe a character. Nevertheless...
I wonder if painstaking attention to detail in the small things allows
a writer to get away with major leaps in other areas. Drifting from
the written word here, but I am thinking of the Hamsterdam scenario in
The Wire as well as Stringer Bell's Co-Op.
p.s. I'm still a bit amazed that Connelly was so generous with us last
Spring. What a treat that was.
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