Partisans of George V. Higgins' The Friends of Eddie Coyle
sprang to its defense last week
when I wrote that some parts of the novel had aged badly. It turns out that one of the book's most ardent defenders was lurking right here all along.
The superlatively talented Bill James, author of the Harpur and Iles novels, told your humble blogkeeper in June
that "the one book that influenced me above all was The Friends Of Eddie Coyle
, by George V. Higgins, for its dialogue and its subtle treatment of the fink situation."© Peter Rozovsky 2009
Labels: Bill James, George V. Higgins, Harpur and Iles, The Friends of Eddie Coyle