»I have read a bit of Leonard, though not a ton. I’d say the Richard Stark Parker novels were much more in my mind when I started out — along with, of course, Chandler, Hammett, James Cain and Lawrence Block — who’s written great crime novels set in 1980s NYC, which in hindsight feels almost dystopian.«
Gleeful dystopia: Carolyn Kellogg in conversation with writer Adam Sternbergh. His first novel Shovel Ready has just been published. Read the Q&A at the Los Angeles Times.