George Pelecanos – Favorite Books

The favorite books of the talented and grossly underrated author, George Pelecanos, are detailed below (courtesy of TopTenBooks).  Along with Richard Price, Dennis Lehane, and David Simon (authors examined in prior posts), Pelecanos authored numerous episodes of HBO's cult-classic, The Wire, and, most recently, The Deuce, which examines the 1970's porn industry in New York City.  Click on …

Elmore Leonard’s Favorite Books

Elmore Leonard was a prolific author, best known for his western and crime fiction - many of his novels were subsequently adapted into films, including Jackie Brown (Tarantino), Out of Sight & Get Shorty. Many contemporary authors, including Dennis Lehane and George Pelecanos, credit Leonard's dialogue-driven prose and gritty depictions of the criminal underworld (at the center of …