Ian Rankin finds an outlet for his writing
I continue to find the crime novel the perfect vehicle for an unflinching discussion of contemporary issues. After all, the detective has an “all-areas pass” to every aspect of the contemporary urban scene, and this is a way for the crime writer to take the reader into forbidden territory.
That resonates here, where two recent posts discussed killings that may have changed the course of crime fiction in Ireland and Sweden.
Read the complete foreword/article, in which Rankin invokes Dostoevsky, Dickens and Ian Rankin, here. (Hat tip to The Rap Sheet.)
© Peter Rozovsky 2007
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