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David Thayer

I've read Olen Steinhauer's work and feel he writes literary novels that are marketed as thrillers. He walks a similar line as Kevin Wignall, although Kevin does it with langauge, Olen does it with subject matter. Steinhauer is part Kafka, part Pelicanos.


An interesting post, related to many of your concerns...

I would suggest that it's possible that what a writer "says" and believes that he "thinks," especially in this day of instant "publication," may be quite at variance with what actually happens when he is dreaming a story. A writer who, in cooler moments, declares that he puts his faith in a "message" may be seized and carried off by stranger powers when he sits down to dream and make.

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