“The most desirable thing in writing is style and style is the most valuable investment a writer can make with his time.” Raymond Chandler
Now this man can write dialogue. The story’s about a small-town – population 1280 – psycho sheriff. And it’s a hoot. Here’s a taster. Clock the exasperation. She took a long, shuddery heave. Then she came over to the lounge and stood over me. ‘You you you son-of-a-bitch’ she said. ‘You you you rotten stinking … Continue reading Pop. 1280 by Jim Thompson (1964)
Love this lady and this funny book. It’s Ephron’s story of finding out her husband is cheating on her while she’s pregnant. No, seriously, it really is very funny – Ephron has an amazing ability to laugh at herself and her life. Love her mum Phoebe, too. Famously, mum used to say to daughter Everything … Continue reading Heartburn by Nora Ephron (1983)
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