James Sallis


James Sallis is an American crime writer, best known for his Lew Griffin novels and for his novel, Drive, which was adapted into a major motion picture in 2011. He also writes and translates poetry.

Books
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    The Mad and the Bad

    The “French Raymond Chandler” is back with this story of a assassination gone wrong and a manic, murderous cross-country road trip. “For Manchette … the crime novel is no mere entertainment, but a means to strip bare the failures of society, ripping through veils of appearance, deceit, and manipulation to the greed and violence that are the society’s true engines.”—James Sallis, The Boston Globe

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    Asleep in the Sun

    Bioy Casares’s strange, sly novel may be read as a fable of modern politics or as a meditation on the elusive parameters of the self. Above all, it is an almost scarily perfect comic turn, as well as a pure delight.