Originally Posted by Subotai
This is true. Winslow's books are much more suited to an HBO adaptation or similar to bring his narrative skills and understanding of the intricacies of the criminal and law enforcement worlds fully to bear. Not many guys have the same skillset in the North American market, that understanding of street level crime and the big picture - the late Roderick Thorp, Andrew Vachss, Michael Connelly, Carsten Stroud, David Corbett...
And yeah, Walker wasn't the problem with TLADOBZ.
A Michael Mann or Peter Berg California Fire and Life would be amazing. You'd have to use V.O. though because the fire education stuff is absolutely essential.
I was having dinner with Lisa Lutz tonight(She's great, the comparisons to Janet Evanovich are wrong and stupid), and we were agreeing that Michael Connelly is one of those crime writers that totally earned his blockbuster success. He's often called the new Chandler, but I liken him more to Hammett.
I've never read Roderick Thorp, despite how much I love Die Hard. I've heard its shockingly faithful to The Detective.
David Corbett's new book Do They Know I'm Running? is amazing. Its about a Mexican kid that has to go to El Salvador and smuggle his uncle and an arab across the border.