Friday, August 10, 2007

Gillian Flynn's list

Gillian Flynn, a critic for Entertainment Weekly and author of the acclaimed thriller Sharp Objects, contributed "The List" to The Week magazine last week.

One of her titles:
The Goodbye Look by Ross Macdonald

Hammett, Chandler, Ellroy — yes, yes, and yes. But Macdonald is California noir at its most classic. His prose is lovely, his families are twisted, and detective Lew Archer is the definitive gumshoe: Tough, jaded, and deeply decent. Goodbye Look was my introduction to Macdonald, so the choice is pure nostalgia — read it or pick any of his others; you really can’t go wrong.
Read about Flynn's full list.

--Marshal Zeringue