On day two of an almost complete lockdown, with nothing to do and nowhere to go apart from my NHS job, I’m feeling a need to write about literary escapism. My local library shut down indefinitely last Saturday, and although I’ve managed to get a stash of books that’ll last me a few weeks, I’m already missing my trips to pick up new ones. It’s all temporary, of course, and all for a good cause, but I’m probably not the only one for whom life feels rather odd and claustrophobic at the moment.
Tag: detective fiction
The Man in My Basement: Why Every Author Deserves a Second Chance
I first encountered the work of Walter Mosley when I was teaching a module on crime writing. Back then I… Read more The Man in My Basement: Why Every Author Deserves a Second Chance
Ten Reasons Why You Should Read Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski books
It’s summer, time for light reading, and I’ve been chewing my way through Sara Paretsky’s crime fiction at a steady… Read more Ten Reasons Why You Should Read Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski books