We last spoke to the great American crime writer, Lawrence Block, nearly two years ago. Although Larry is one of the world’s great travelers – he has visited something like 135 different countries – he was at home in New York on this occasion, while we are in London, England. We toyed with the idea of going to the shore and rigging up a transatlantic telephone with two tin cans and a very long piece of string, but opted instead for the technological wizardry of Skype.
The new book finds Larry very much on form: The Girl With The Deep Blue Eyes is a steamy noir thriller of sex and violence, reminiscent of James M Cain. We were intrigued by the moral ambiguity, the insalubrious setting of inland Florida, and especially the consummate skill with which he handles the pretty full-frontal erotica. But of course, Lawrence Block has form in that area…
- Lawrence Block – The Girl With The Deep Blue Eyes
- Jamie Cawley – Beliefs And The World They Created
- Mike Ripley – Angels And Others
- Mike Jay – High Society: Mind-Altering Drugs in History and Culture
- Armin Navabi – Why There Is No God – Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God