»Peace is a great writer, but it seems like he deserves a critical drubbing for Red or Dead. You never know, maybe he’ll receive a phone call from a fellow writer from across the pond who’ll tell him, »Don’t worry pal, I’ve been there.««
In his fine blog The Venetian Vase Steve Powell writes about the resemblance and the difference of James Ellroy and David Peace and why it seems that history repeats itself.
»Ultimately, like Walden, I have reservations about crime writers using novels to preach their political views, even if they are distinguished as le Carré.«
A worth reading blogspot by Steve Powell: Should Crime Novels Be More Political? Read more at Steve’s blog The Venetian Vase.
»I never knew her in life. She exists for me through others, in evidence of the ways her death drove them.«
I Never Knew Her in Life: The Black Dahlia Case in Popular Culture: Steve Powell with a lecture he gave at St Barts Pathology Museum, London. You can read his lecture at his Blog The Venetian Vase.