‘Cause This Is Thriller

I forget who it was, the literary fiction writer I went to see who talked about the brilliant John Banville —  award-winning author of THE SEA, THE SEA —- writing under the pen name of Benjamin Black.

Writing crime fiction.

Writing thrillers.

See what can happen when you change your name?

If you’re looking for a taut, edgy, darkdarkdark, first-class thriller, with a literary bent, this is it.  I’m not very far into reading this story — and I don’t want to give anything away — but I will say the paperback I’m holding in my hands is awfully hard to put down.

The New York Times calls this book, “Swirling, elegant noir … Crossover fiction of a very high order …. Rolls forward with haunting, sultry exoticism.”

The Philadelphia Enquirer says, “What’s scariest about CHRISTINE FALLS is the atmosphere of moral claustrophobia enveloping it.”

Moral claustrophobia?  Yes!

And if you want to read something really fun, click here and head over to John Banville’s Benjamin Black’s website, wherein Mr. Black and Mr. Banville finally (ahem) meet and have a chat about this book.

Smart/clever/charming is so damned sexy.

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P.S.  I received many fabulous birthday cards this weekend, but I must share this.  Thank you, AmyG.  Surely I’m not alone?

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7 thoughts on “‘Cause This Is Thriller

  1. LauraMaylene

    Oh my god I love that card! How does Amy do it??

    And happy belated birthday, friend. I’ve been sick going on a week and have been behind on my blog reading, but I hope your day was just as splendid as that card!

    1. Teri Post author

      Ha! I’ve been home with the flu for 5 days. It’s our lucky summer. Now get well, Laura, before Bread Loaf!!

  2. Josephine

    The New York Times calls this book, “Swirling, elegant noir … Crossover fiction of a very high order …. Rolls forward with haunting, sultry exoticism.”

    doesn’t that sound like someone reviewing Averil?

    now i’m off to read the banville/black dialogue. cute card.

  3. Averil Dean

    I can’t wait to read this! It couldn’t have come at a more perfect time, because I’m right between books and looking for inspiration. Leave it to you, Teri, to point me to something terrific.

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