#9 Andrew Klavan

A little more advertising for my new blog. 🙂 My friend has written a good piece on Andrew Klavan in the series on our favorite authors. Apparently, Klavan is rather controversial, and you might like this perspective on an author you may not find in a B&N.

On a side note, some of his remarks are friendly jibes against an article on my #9, Rudyard Kipling, which will be posted on Tuesday. I hope that you get the chance to read both!

Aquila et Infans

Here is an author that has every chance to move up the list, since he is still alive, writing, and producing novels like ‘A Killer in the Wind’ and ‘Agnes Mallory’ as well as his past contributions to the true crime genre such as ‘The Scarred Man’ and his excellent thriller-type novels Dynamite Road, Shotgun Alley and Damnation Street . These novels fit very well into my criteria for good and great novels. The language flows, he doesn’t write down to the reader. The plots are powerful. I think good book plots should be like a feast of steak and garlic and olives, maybe some cumin: strong flavors and bright colors. Leave out the drab everydayness of most authors.

Now, Kipling, the other #9 in discussion and much praised by Medieval Otaku, is certainly an author of note. As you read that post, keep in mind that the author, praising…

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