Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Top ten experimental thrillers

Tony White is the author of the critically-acclaimed novel Foxy-T (2003) and a new novel The Fountain in the Forest. One of his ten top experimental thrillers, as shared at the Guardian:
The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster

In City of Glass, part one of Auster’s trilogy, detective novelist Daniel Quinn receives several late-night phone calls, wrong numbers, from somebody seeking a private investigator named Paul Auster. He decides to play along and soon finds that he has been hired to protect a Kaspar Hauser-like child abuse survivor from his criminally insane father. For all of Auster’s games, this remains a glorious detective thriller with all the feints, reversals and sheer page-turning velocity that you’d find in a classic Ellery Queen mystery.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue