Sunday, May 08, 2005

You can hardly call it light reading

but I just finished Drama City, the latest from George Pelecanos. I love his books. Not much more to be said. He's not a really stylish prose writer, but he has this gift for character and story-telling that's pretty much unbeatable (well, it's him and Richard Price.) It rings true for me with how life is. I mean, fortunately my existential decisions do not involve breaking the law, but Pelecanos is very, very good on the way that your true self and your habits may take you into very unlucky territory even when you've resolved to behave well. Also see Adrian LeBlanc's Random Family if you want more context (especially female-oriented) for this kind of life decision-making.

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