"I was recommended Sue Grafton on this site and bought her latest W is for Wasted. I'm not that impresses. I mean the writing is fine and well done, but it's boring. There's no sense of voice from the author or her main character and…"
"Get. If it's not in a dialogue then I don't want to EVER read it. It is the laziest word in the English language and one of the most abused. I don't think people even get what the word means anymore. For example you don't get…"
"well I love the new Sherlock series with episodes modern takes on the books. Also loved the Rebus tv series and books. Wire in the Blood based on the Tony Hill books by Val McDermid. And just as an aside I LOVE Whitechapel. Not based on any books as…"
"I've been thinknig about doing this in my comedy crime caper. i'm thinknig of doing some 1st pov at chapter beginings and then 3rd the rest. i like the intimacy of ist, but i have another main character who i dont want to leave out in the…"
"Just found Hunter S Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Very readable style, but the story is a bit hard to follow, mostly because there really doesn't seem to be a story and more an account fo something that actually happened. but…"
"I second the Robert Crais suggestion, Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are the best.
For funny, you might want to try Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, technically she's a bounty hunter, but very funny.
For more hard boiled I'd also recommend…"
"Declan Burke's Harry Rigby books might come close to that Irvine Welsh bent. Eightball Boogie and Slaughter's Hound. And, although it's set in the late 60s, Thomas Pynchon's, Inherent Vice came out a couple of years ago.
"Are you serious? You're a bit full of yourself aren't you. I don't come on here to have some stranger from another country try and psychoanalyse me through a brief description of my work on a light-hearted thread. Stick to your day…"
"I was bullied a lot in my childhood and spent A LOT of time on my own. So I imagined stories to entertain me and to disassociate myself with the cruel world. Now I want it to be a career because I am so used to solitude that I crave it and I really…"
"oh thanks guys. i'll look into those. by any chance are any of those funny PI books?
stephen i'll look you up as well. ;)
you know, i would love to read a PI book that's got a Irvine Welsh bent to it. I wish he…"