The Serialist: A Novel
Harry Bloch is a struggling writer who pumps out pulpy serial novels—from vampire books to detective stories—under various pseudonyms. But his life begins to imitate his fiction when he agrees to ghostwrite the memoir of Darian Clay, New York City’s infamous Photo Killer. Soon, three young women turn up dead,...more
The book starts with a really great, memorable opening, including this line -- which isn't the first line of the book, but the last line of the first chapter:
It all began the morning when, dressed like my dead mother and accompanied by my fifteen-year-old schoolgirl business partner, I opened the letter from death row and...more
New York writer Harry Bloch makes his living penning genre fiction--vampire stories, urban crime novels, and pornography--all written under different names, never his own. When a convicted serial killer asks him to write his biography, Harry decides it could be just the thing to boost his career, after being convinced by his te ...more
"Why do we read? In the beginning, as children, why do we love the books we love? For most, I think, it's travel, a flight into adventures, into a dream that feels like our own. But for a fe ...more
I loved the silly excerpts from his trashy novels, loved his serious novelist ex, loved this book. It was full of in jokes for people who read, funny insights into literary pop culture
And, AND it was a decent mystery with a strong plot and decent characters. Write more books David Gordon!!!!
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Harry Bloch is the serialist. He's a writer who writes schlocky serial novels in sci-fi, vampire, goth and other niche modes.
He gets the chance of a lifetime to interview a Death Row serial killer: In exchange for writing soft-porn adventures for the inmate, Bloch gets to write the inmate's tell-all bio.
Bloch is a hapless Woody Allen type character who's got more going for him than he probably admits. He's self-analytical and ...more