Getting your teeth into LRK

I did one of the more interesting interviews of my writing career recently, a podcast episode with Shannon Clute for Black Mask. Where most interviews run over pretty similar ground, this one chewed over a lot of meaty material—politics, writing techniques, history—well, a lot of material. Let me know what you think.

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  1. Marcia Diane on February 21, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Oh wow! very nicely done and added immense deminsion to an already complex story.

    I was the most interested with a comment near the end Laurie, when you said you brought some characters back from the dead, ah the power of it all, leaving your way clear for the perhaps trilogy. The blowing to bits of Laura was a terrific shock. It seemed overly cruel and well, unnecessary. Correct, accurate for the times and story line, but ah so very senseless, mindless, leaving me, at least, feeling hopeless and depressed.

    I know this stuff happens, I know it’s real, but but not Laura. She was too good, too real, felt too deeply and rightly to be sacraficed. Sacrafice: to make sacred…I’m not sure her suicidal act made anything sacred.

    Nonetheless, as you know the book was bloody well done.

    M. Diane

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