“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.

Friday, November 9, 2007

The Lost Art Of Connversation

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:

1 comment:

crimeficreader said...

Last year at the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival, I spent some time in the hotel bar talking to Mr Connolly. If ever that stuck elevator scenario materialises, I'm sure that the final molecules of oxygen would be sucked out in the most stimulating and entertaining way. And there'd be plenty of laughter...

I'm sure I'm not alone in hoping that the rescue services would get there in time!

Thank God this is a hypothetical scenario!