Sunday, March 09, 2014

Bruce DeSilva's "Providence Rag," the movie

Featured at My Book, The Movie: Providence Rag by Bruce DeSilva.

The entry begins:
I think my first two novels, Rogue Island and Cliff Walk, would work best as the inspiration for a television series. Most Hollywood crime movies are filled with car chases, prolonged gun-battles, and explosions; and those two books are bereft of them. But the best TV crime dramas—shows like HBO’s True Detective and FX’s Justified—place a premium on character development and sense of place. However, my third novel, Providence Rag, with its menacing villain, chilling murder scenes, and violent mass protests, is made to order for the movies. Back when I began work on my first novel, Dennis Lehane, one of our finest crime novelists, advised me against envisioning any actor in the lead role. If you do, he said, it will unduly influence your character development—and not for the better. So I resisted. But when I finished that book, I couldn’t help but picture Dennis...[read on]
Learn more about the book and author at Bruce DeSilva's website and blog.

The Page 69 Test: Rogue Island.

Coffee with a Canine: Bruce DeSilva and Brady.

The Page 69 Test: Cliff Walk.

Coffee with a Canine: Bruce DeSilva & Rondo and Brady.

Writers Read: Bruce DeSilva.

My Book, The Movie: Providence Rag.

--Marshal Zeringue