Thursday, October 23, 2008

Charlie Huston

Graeme Flory of Graeme's Fantasy Book Review interviewed Charlie Huston about his terrific Joe Pitt novels.

A few of their exchanges:

The Joe Pitt novels have a noir tone but Joe Pitt is not your typical ‘noir private eye’, what gave you the inspiration for his character and is Joe the same character that you originally concieved?

I was thinking tough guy as much as I was thinking PI. Joe’s ended up being a little more sympathetic than I thought he’d be. Which seems absurd in retrospect.

One of the things that I really like about your Joe Pitt books is that a great deal happens in a relatively short space of time. Have you ever been tempted to write a Joe Pitt book that is twice or even three times the length of previous books?

Not really. If the books moved any slower the holes in the plots would become too obvious. But the fifth and final book is likely to be the longest. There are a lot of loose ends to tie.

‘Every Last Drop’ is now in bookstores, what can fans expect from this latest installment?

Toe biting. Lots of toe biting. More than one toe is bitten off. Toe biting.
Read the complete Q & A.

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--Marshal Zeringue