He does like a good chat, yon John Connolly (right). Happily, should you ever get trapped in a stuck elevator with him, he generally has quite interesting things to say, not least about the process of writing crime fiction. Here’s a video courtesy of the Brigham City Library, in which Connolly, promoting his latest offering THE UNQUIET, waxes lyrical about, well, waxing lyrical. To wit:
“Burke shows again that he’s not just a comic genius, but also a fine dramatic writer and storyteller.” – Booklist. “Prose both scabrous and poetic.” – Publishers Weekly. “Proust meets Chandler over a pint of Guinness.” – Spectator. “A sheer pleasure.” – Tana French. “Among the most memorable books of the year, of any genre.” – Sunday Times. “A hardboiled delight.” – Guardian. “Imagine Donald Westlake and Richard Stark collaborating on a screwball noir.” – Kirkus Reviews. “A cross between Raymond Chandler and Flann O’Brien.” – John Banville. “The effortless cool of Elmore Leonard at his peak.” – Ray Banks. “A fine writer at the top of his game.” – Lee Child.