2nd Wednesday of September (2014): DARK STAR, p. 86

Our hero encounters Renate Braun, a woman “last seen slicing up a dead man’s pant cuffs with a razor blade in an Ostend warehouse.” She is accompanied by an American man.

Herb, Renate tells Szara, is “an editor with a new American magazine. A very important undertaking. You’ll know him, of course, from when he was with the Nation and the New Republic.”

“You are liking Russia?” Szara asks Herb.

“Never the same place two days in a row, things go wrong, but there’s a strength in the people that’s irresistible.”

 

Self’s Belated Discovery of Alan Furst

She hasn’t even finished reading Dark Star, but oh it is so delicious, to lose oneself in that carefully constructed world.

So here she goes, trolling the net for articles and interviews.

This article in New York Magazine mentions: Dark Star, The World at Night and The Polish Officer.

She doesn’t think she’s been this gaga over an American writer since —  Martin Cruz Smith? When she read Gorky Park.

Here’s an interview with Furst in a site called Crime Time.

And now, self must continue reading.

Stay tuned.

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