Haven't seen it yet, but we can usually get anything we want with a request to the publisher. I see the U.S. release date is Feb. 2 -- usually the same in Canada, or very close. I'd love to be able to read it in time to review for my next column, which will appear Saturday, Feb. 13. I'll speak to our Books Editor about getting a copy from Holt. cheers, js
I don't think you get much cooler than Robert Mitchum. There's a photo of him from around then where he's wearing a suit but paddling in the sea, it's a great shot. I have to dash I was cooking dinner, now I'm just burning it, A x
Hey Roger, It seems McGuane spends most of his time raising Quarter Horses and fishing. I loved that whole Montana group of writers, Crumley, McGuane, and Jim Harrison. It's a shame about Westlake. Have you read the Stark novels with Alan Grofield as the main character? The booze got a hold of me pretty good. I somehow managed to break away. I read an autobiography that centers around England, Ireland, and drinking that as good a book as I've ever read; 'The Grass Arena' by John Healy. I hope you can find it although I think it's being reprinted this year. Congrats on your book, I'll be grabbing a copy in March. Good luck!
Roger -- Thanks for the invite, and for being the first to comment. We do seem to have similar taste in authors. Best of luck with your debut thriller, which I look forward to reading.
By the way, I'm also a fan of The Big Lebowski. Here in the U.S., that movie has acquired quite a cult following. There are actually Lebowski Fests in several cities, where attendees dress up as the Dude, Walter and even the Nihilists!