Happy Anniversary, Phil. (He never reads this).
I mostly stay away from reviewing current books, but I had a thought after reading this one from Ken Bruen. This was a terrific read, but on finishing it, when I thought about the upcoming movie, I said to myself-hey, how can they possibly do justice to LB's greatest asset-Bruen's voice?
This is true of all Bruen's books. What you come away with is a fast-moving plot, great characters, unique style, nice tributes to other writers and music---but most of all it's that fantastic Pied Piper voice. I will follow it anywhere, reading things that usually make me put books aside. He pulls you along with him because you want to be the guy/girl riding shotgun. Please let me ride shotgun!
What other writers have such a distinctive voice that you can't imagine any movie doing it justice?