Monday, February 18, 2008

Drive by James Sallis

This is one of those books I kept hearing about and meant to read for a long time. It is a crime noir novel. I kept thinking of old Robert Mithum movies when whaddoyaknow, he is mentioned in the book. The main character is Driver who is a driver. He is a stunt driver for the movies and a getaway driver for criminals. He doesn't participate in any violent acts. He just drives. Then he is double-crossed and things change. The book is concise, 158 pages, with short chapters and short sentences. Sometimes, there are only sentence fragments and the dialog is also very concise. The book is very good if you like noir fiction.


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