Monday, March 5, 2018

Six books with amazing dialogue

David Mamet's new book, his first crime novel, is Chicago. One of the author's six favorite books with amazing dialogue, as shared at The Week magazine:
Outlaws by George V. Higgins

Great dialogue — in novels, drama, on the street corner, or at the barbershop — adheres to our consciousness and shapes our understanding of the world. If you appreciate great dialogue, read some of George Higgins' novels. He was a 1970s state and federal prosecutor before he became a Homeric chronicler-inventor of the language of the cops, crooks, and shysters of Boston.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue