Tuesday 18 February 2014

Happy birthday George Pelecanos!

I learned something today through Facebook: today, 18th of February, is the birthday of George Pelecanos, who is now 57. Pelecanos is not my favourite writer, but he is my favourite crime writer, since I read Right as Rain back in 2006. Right now I am reading The Night Gardener, which is quite fitting. Pelecanos is of course of Greek origins and I always thought he wrote Greek tragedies, or Greek epic, set in contemporary USA. His stories are hard, merciless, very dark, yet there is genuine humanism in it and a love for his characters, however flawed, which makes reading him such a pleasant experience. So happy birthday to the best of the best.