By Lawrence Block
In his wonderful follow-up to In solar or In Shadow, Lawrence Block has accumulated jointly the simplest expertise from well known fiction to supply an anthology as artistic because it is pleasing, together with Joyce Carol Oates, Lee baby, Michael Connelly, David Morrell, and Jeffery Deaver.
Even sooner than Lawrence Block may possibly leisure on his laurels from In solar or In Shadow, a query arose. What may he do for an encore?
Any variety of artists have produced evocative paintings, work which may set off a literary reaction. yet none got here to brain who might equivalent Hopper in turning out canvas after canvas. If no unmarried artist may well take Hopper’s position, how a few complete palette of them? consider each one writer was once invited to pick a portray from the complete panoply of visible art—From the cave drawings at Lascaux to a modern summary canvas on which the paint has slightly dried.
And what a stunning reaction! Joyce Carol Oates picked Le Beaux Jours by way of Balthus. Warren Moore selected Salvador Dali’s The Pharmacist of Ampurdam looking totally Nothing. Michael Connelly, who despatched Harry Bosch to Chicago for a detailed examine Nighthawks, has a cross at The backyard of Earthly Delights via Harry’s namesake Hieronymous Bosch. S. J. Rozan unearths a narrative in Hokusai’s The nice Wave, whereas Jeffery Deaver’s "A major locate” attracts its proposal from—yes—those prehistoric cave drawings at Lascaux. And Kristine Kathryn Rusch strikes from portray to sculpture and selects Rodin.
In artists starting from artwork Frahm and Norman Rockwell to René Magritte and Clifford nonetheless, the outstanding thought is going directly to comprise Thomas Pluck, Sarah Weinman, David Morrell, Craig Ferguson, Joe R. Lansdale, Jill D. Block, Justin Scott, Jonathan Santlofer, Gail Levin, Nicholas Christopher, and Lee baby, with every one tale followed in colour by means of the murals that encouraged it.
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