»«I don’t have to think,» he says of his writing. «I go into sort of a trance.» «
Alexander McCall Smith
3,000 words a day: Sarah Hampson in conversation with writer Alexander McCall Smith (The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series). Her portrait at The Globe and Mail.
»One of the joys of Ian Rankin’s Rebus detective novels – apart from their intricate plotting and on-the-money descriptions of police procedures – is the soap opera: the complex interweaving of characters we have come to know and love, or, in some cases, to dislike or even hate, and sometimes love and hate together.«
Quick-step prose: Jack Kirchhoff on the novel Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin. His review at The Globe and Mail.
»For those readers who care most about twists and turns, this novel will thrill.«
A gritty crime story set in France: Claire Cameron about Come Barbarians by Todd Babiak. Her review at The Globe and Mail.