Friday, October 24, 2008

Scott Phillips, books to read

Author Scott Phillips has three novels and several short stories all with characters from the same family. Set in Wichita Kansas at various points it time (40's, 1952, 1989).

Harold Ramis made a film noir based on the first novel, Ice Harvest (2005). Sharon and I both enjoyed it. I heard about the movie on the Clute and Edwards podcast, Out of the Past: Investigating Film Noir.

Recently C&E brought Phillips back to talk about his books in their other podcast Behind the Black Mask: Mystery Writers Revealed. After listening to the interview yesterday I decided to read his books. Turns out Scott Phillips admires Charles Williford as much as I do.

The Auburn Public Library as access to all three of these books so I am going to get the books to read, in hard copy.

1 comment:

Sharon & Jaya said...

I read The Ice Harvest this week. It was cool to have the images from the film in my head while listening to the book. I recommend the film over the book in this case but I'm not sure why.