“Most of the journey he spent listening to Lucinda Williams’s Car Wheels on a Gravel Road and reading The Big Sleep, which he had substituted for Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets when he realized he wasn’t going to Paris. He had seen the Bogart film version a few weeks ago and enjoyed it so much it had made him want to read the book. Besides, Raymond Chandler seemed more suitable reading for the kind of job he was doing.”
That was an excerpt from Cold Is The Grave by Peter Robinson. Don’t you just love reading about characters’ and their reading habits? Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks gets extra points for matching his reading material to his job and travel. What can I say, I try to match some of my reading material when I travel too.
So how about you? Are your characters reading anything good right now and something you want to try? I still haven’t read Maigret or Chandler but one day.