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Duane Swierczynski

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Duane Swierczynski is an American crime writer who has written a number of non-fiction books, novels and also writes for comic books.


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Duane Swierczynski Hey, Yvonne! Great question. For the past two years I've taught a reading seminar at the Crime Fiction Academy in NYC, and here are a few of the…moreHey, Yvonne! Great question. For the past two years I've taught a reading seminar at the Crime Fiction Academy in NYC, and here are a few of the noir/crime/mystery novels I've assigned (all are still in print/available):

THE KILLER INSIDE ME by Jim Thompson

THE CRY OF THE OWL by Patricia Highsmith (but also check out RIPLEY'S GAME, which I just finished. Amazing.)

MIAMI BLUES, by Charles Willeford

THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, by James M. Cain

SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER, by David Goodis

THE EXPENDABLE MAN, by Dorothy Hughes

COTTON COMES TO HARLEM, by Chester Himes

THE LAST GOOD KISS, by James Crumley

THE HUNTER, by Richard Stark

... to name just a few.

Cheers--

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Duane Swierczynski Whatever you're working on, be it a novel, a short story, an epic poem, whatever... the best thing you can do is finish it. Even if you think it…moreWhatever you're working on, be it a novel, a short story, an epic poem, whatever... the best thing you can do is finish it. Even if you think it sucks. Finish it. Even if a new idea seizes your attention. Finish it. Nothing happened for me as a novelist until I actually finished the first draft of my first novel. And yes, a lot of it sucked, but that's what the revision process is for. You can't revise what you haven't finished.(less)
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“I read like fiends smoke crack”
Duane Swierczynski

“The world will run you down and slam a tire over your exploding skull and not even wonder what it had just hit.”
Duane Swierczynski, Fun & Games

“The Other Him gave a creepy look that bordered on pity. Oh, you poor baby. Which was surreel. Was that what Hradie looked like when he was trying to look sympathetic? No wonder everybody seemed to want to punch him in the face.”
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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson




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message 4: by Simon

Simon Duane, I really enjoyed FUN AND GAMES. Supposed I'll have to really the other two books now. :-)


message 3: by Leon

Leon Shure Thanks for adding me to your friends,

Leon


message 2: by Wes

Wes Happy birthday Mr. Swierczynski!


message 1: by Simon

Simon Hey Duane.


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