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 …

Richard Price – Favorite Books

Richard Price's first novel, The Wanderers, is a coming-of-age story revolving around several young, violent gang members in 1960's New York.  The novel, which Price wrote in his early 20s, is oft-cited as a literary masterpiece amongst his peers. Since that time, Price published Clockers (subsequently adapted into a film directed by Spike Lee), Bloodbrothers, Freedomland, Lush Life, and The Whites (published under …