Sunday, January 6, 2008
The other day I was having lunch with a couple of journalists. We were talking about research I was doing for a new book and one of the reporters asked me, "Aren't you ever afraid you're glamorizing violence?" The other reporter spoke before I could, and said, "For Jim that train's already left the station."
Yeah, it has. A long time ago. And I'm just along for the ride on the Noir Express.
I see the books I write as being part of a large tradition in American culture. Book, stories, movies about evil, the dark side. And about those who summon the courage to rise up against it.