I'm reading DEVIL'S STAR now. Actually it's a re-read. Quite right about the characters! The plot is another matter. I'm asking myself why I am so enthralled by alcoholic protagonists: Morse, Jack Taylor, and now Harry Hole. Probably the fact that strong men may be very vulnerable.
While on a pre-Xmas trip, I have been reading: THE NAKED AND THE DEAD
I'm reading INVOLUNTARY WITNESS by Gianrico Carofiglio. This is a first book by an Italian judge who is
renowned for being tough on the Mafia. It's in the first person, a lawyer. He's like an Italian Mickey Haller.
Nice reading. I miss reading Michael Dibdin, so the Italian setting was nice.
You might also like Camilleri. I think he's great.
In the current issue of Rolling Stone, there is a good article about Stieg Larsson.
Off the subject of books, there's also a wonderful interview with John Lennon, taped a day or two before he died.
I remember hearing of his death on the radio coming home from work. I went into my living
room and sat in the dark and cried.
Jim Butcher is one of my guilty pleasures. I enjoy his breezy, first-person narratives. His wizard
must be the person he would like to be, if you know what I mean. Wait a minute! I've assumed
that GRAVE PERIL is from the wizard series and not his regular science fiction. Which is it?
Funny, I just re-read Macdonald's FIND A VICTIM a few months back. He was one of my all time favorites when I was a kid.