Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Writer of fiction …

… The Mind of Donald E. Westlake | CrimeReads. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

… It turns out that Westlake really did make it all up. The secret meetings, the complicated communications methods, the identifying of jobs and buying of plans, the dealers in guns and fake documents: all of it—buttressed, I’m sure, by some regular old library research—came from Westlake’s head. It’s convincing because he was very good at his job. And his job was making things up.

1 comment:

  1. I loved reading his books. His characters are - characters - too.