Tuesday, April 10, 2012
23. Help I am being held prisoner by Donald E. Westlake
Westlake is able to create a criminal world that is at once fairly realistic and yet never seems really truly scary. The stakes are high and there are real threats hinted at, but somehow the whole book has a friendly, relaxed feel (though that feel does not stop you from wanting to turn the pages). It also has an absolute classic bank robbery moment that only adds to Westlake's oeuvre on this subject.
Great stuff. Find it and read it.