Friday, July 21, 2006

Ian Rankin wishes he'd written...

There's a nice little interview with Ian Rankin over at the blog "Murderati." It includes this exchange:

EE: ...okay, how about--what best selling book do you wish you'd written?

IR: There are many books I wish I'd written, everything from Catch-22 to The Black Dahlia, The Big Sleep to Name of the Rose to A Clockwork Orange...

Click here to read the entire interview.

Rankin's new "John Rebus" novel, Naming of the Dead, is due out in October.

With all due (considerable, genuine) respect to Ian Rankin, his fans would be well rewarded by checking out John Harvey's brilliant "Charlie Resnick" series.

--Marshal Zeringue