(cyber home of an author-ish sort of guy)
In grad school, when I was deciding I might write crime, my pal Anthony Neil Smith handed me a pile of books. On top was The Last Good Kiss. I read it.
Then I decided to write crime.
Crumley was clearly in poor health at ConMisterio a couple of years ago. They broke the mold with this guy.
I wonder if Ken Bruen ever got to meet him. Bruen loves his work.
Crumley was the writer that got me reading noir. I read Dancing Bear and the rest is history. His impact on the new breed of noir/genre writers cannot be overstated enough. R.I.P. James Crumley, your writing rocked my world! Wade
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