"Read all the time and write all the time and try to get published all the time. So? You thought it was going to be tangos and martinis and the Pulitzer? [in response to 'What suggestions do you have for new writers?']"
- Ursula Le Guin
Friday, November 9, 2012
Mark Binelli has a list of ten novels that have distinctive depictions of cities in them, pushing them beyond the role of setting to something closer to a supporting cast. One example:
Davis has written extensively, and brilliantly, about Los Angeles, but City of Quartz, for my money, is his greatest book about one of my favorite American cities. As simultaneously visionary and paranoid as a Philip K. Dick novel, populated with an eccentric cast of characters ranging from L. Ron Hubbard to Ornette Coleman.