Genre to writer
by DowninginReading on April 26, 2012Pelecanos' early work delighted me with its gritty portraits of Washington, D.C.'s ethnic peoples, their music, language, interactions. His characters were always strongly drawn, his plots always drew one in.
As the years rolled by, he won acclaim in other venues, such as "The Wire", and grew as a novelist. He now writes about the same people, in the same places; he still refers to the music being listened to, and so forth. All the good things he used to do he still does, only better, with the insight of an adult artist. This is not meant to be off-putting: his work still belongs to the "Crime" genre, as does, say, DeLillo's "Underworld". 5 stars and Go!
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