Friday, April 4, 2008

Richard Price and his magic bus

Question to my mystery-loving readers: is Richard Price's dialogue as delightful as James Wood describes? I mean, really: "would have to get very drunk or ride on a magic bus to hear the kinds of anarchic metaphor, wild figuration, mashed slang, and frequent poetry that Richard Price creates on the page."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Price is excellent. I'm only a few chapters into Lush Life, but I'm hooked. His dialogue is the strongest among the trinity of "The Wire" alums (Lehane and Pelecanos being the other two). His narrative can be a little fuzzy at points, but each character sounds like an independent and wholly original person, which is the goal, no?

-- Seg