Sunday, March 15, 2015

Andrew Klavan

Award winning author, screenwriter and media commentator Andrew Klavan is the author of such internationally bestselling novels as True Crime, filmed by Clint Eastwood, and Don’t Say A Word, filmed starring Michael Douglas. Klavan has been nominated for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award five times and has won twice.

His new novel is Werewolf Cop.

Recently I asked the author about what he was reading. Klavan's reply:
The Little Stranger, a novel by Sarah Waters. I’m a ghost story fanatic. I love them. But the genre is so difficult to do well, especially in long form. A ghost story’s effect has to be subtle: not horror or shock or disgust, but just a shudder at the crisis point, then a fine, long chill afterward. That’s why most really great ghost stories are short stories like "The Monkey’s Paw" or "The Room in the Tower" or "Children of the Corn" or just about anything by M.R. James. But The Little Stranger is different. It’s rich, intelligent and textured. Its characters and their relationships matter far more than any supernatural events that take place. The scares are mild, but they stick with you, and the reveal creeps up on you and then creeps you out for a long time afterward. Terrific stuff.
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--Marshal Zeringue