Sunday, August 24, 2008

Reed Farrel Coleman

At The Rap Sheet, Jim Winter quizzed author Reed Farrel Coleman about his Moe Prager novels and other subjects.

One segment from their dialogue:

JW: Soul Patch was a great slice of Brooklyn and goes into the past almost as much as it brings Moe to the eve of the 1990s. Have you ever thought of visiting Moe’s days as a cop for an entire novel?

RFC: That’s a great question. Unfortunately, the whole point of Moe’s career in uniform was that it wasn’t very exciting. The one memorable thing he did on the job was to rescue Marina Conseco from that water tank. That issue is so thoroughly explored in the last two Moe books [Soul Patch and Empty Ever After] that I don’t think I could turn his rescue of Marina into a new book. I’m also not a big fan of revisionism, so I don’t want to go back and create a life for Moe that isn’t true to the books I’ve already written.
Read the full Q & A, including Winter's introduction to Coleman's work.

Learn more about the author at Reed Farrel Coleman's website.

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