Our greatest living writer???? (American edition)

Oh, who knows? He certainly makes my short list. Denis Johnson is back way too fast after that mammoth Tree of Smoke with a new book, Nobody Move playing the taut thriller game. It's more Jim Thompson that Clive Cussler, everyone acts badly and it's all character studies rather than clever plot twists. Does every character make the worst decision possible for themselves? Pretty much. As usual, Johnson is brutal and funny and it's a blast following him down.

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