From “The Internet Is Awesome” Dept.

A few months ago I did a post on one of my favorite authors, Adrian McKinty, and the path his career has taken since his brilliant crime novel, Dead I Well May Be.

Yesterday he showed up and explained his side of the story, and shared some of his feelings about his own work. You should go check out the post. It’s one of my better ones, and you’re really cheating yourselves if you don’t read either his Dead I Well May Be or Fifty Grand.

But isn’t it odd that we live in a world where you’re just hanging out on your blog, talking about a dude, and then a gong crashes and he appears in a puff of Google-smoke?

  1. I’m not a fan of crime fiction. Would you recommend one or both those books despite that? Some works of art are so good that they transcend liking or disliking a particular genre, and stand on their own as high quality. Some are simply very good examples of their genre. Which category would you put these books in?

      • Flitcraft
      • July 21st, 2010 1:12am

      It depends on how little tolerance you have for crime fiction. If you can’t get behind something like Lehane’s The Given Day or Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, then there’s no hope for you. As a human being, you have failed.

      But if your problem is just with the genre pieces, and you’re willing to entertain something a bit more transcendent, then get Dead I Well May Be.

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