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By Lawrence Block

ISBN-10: 1681775611

ISBN-13: 9781681775616

In his fantastic follow-up to In solar or In Shadow, Lawrence Block has amassed jointly the simplest expertise from well known fiction to supply an anthology as creative because it is captivating, together with Joyce Carol Oates, Lee baby, Michael Connelly, David Morrell, and Jeffery Deaver.

Even prior to Lawrence Block may leisure on his laurels from In sun or In Shadow, a question arose. What could he do for an encore?

Any variety of artists have produced evocative paintings, work which can set off a literary reaction. yet none got here to brain who may possibly equivalent Hopper in turning out canvas after canvas. If no unmarried artist may possibly take Hopper’s position, how a few complete palette of them? believe every one writer was once invited to choose a portray from the entire panoply of visible art—From the cave drawings at Lascaux to a modern summary canvas on which the paint has slightly dried.

And what a stunning reaction! Joyce Carol Oates picked Le Beaux Jours via Balthus. Warren Moore selected Salvador Dali’s The Pharmacist of Ampurdam looking completely Nothing. Michael Connelly, who despatched Harry Bosch to Chicago for an in depth examine Nighthawks, has a cross at The backyard of Earthly Delights via Harry’s namesake Hieronymous Bosch. S. J. Rozan reveals a narrative in Hokusai’s The nice Wave, whereas Jeffery Deaver’s "A major locate” attracts its suggestion from—yes—those prehistoric cave drawings at Lascaux. And Kristine Kathryn Rusch strikes from portray to sculpture and selects Rodin.

In artists starting from paintings Frahm and Norman Rockwell to René Magritte and Clifford nonetheless, the striking notion is going directly to comprise Thomas Pluck, Sarah Weinman, David Morrell, Craig Ferguson, Joe R. Lansdale, Jill D. Block, Justin Scott, Jonathan Santlofer, Gail Levin, Nicholas Christopher, and Lee baby, with every one tale observed in colour via the murals that encouraged it.

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