Thursday, 8 January 2009
And my own Book of '08?
Well you could do worse than to check out George Pelecanos' masterful, The Turnaround. Set in the modern day, but going back to the events of one summer night in Washington DC, 1973, it's his most mature (but in a good way) novel to date, and sees him stepping ever further away from the notion that he's a 'crime' writer. As ever, the period music is impeccably used and referenced throughout - largely of the classic soul variety but this one will also make you track down or dig out Blue Oyster Cult's 'Then Came the Last Days of May', I promise.
Perceptive readers may have noticed that my day job has something to do with books, so here's a warning that upcoming posts may feature a number of books, both novels and non-fiction (but only with a musical link).