“I think she is a very interesting writer. To my mind she is not really a crime writer. She is a very serious literary writer working in crime. She is a bit like Dostoevsky in the way that she uses the existential thriller and the crime genre as a way of exploring individuals’ relationships with society. She has this very interesting protagonist Rilke, who is this predatory homosexual, and that’s the kind of character you don’t really see in standard British crime books because the people in there are normally white male divorced alcoholics who listen to jazz. So, for me, that is interesting. The plotline is basically the same as that terrible film 8mm with Nicolas Cage but it is one hundred times better written.” Read more...
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