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In his brilliant follow-up to In Sunlight or In
Shadow, Lawrence Block has gathered together the best
talent from popular fiction to produce an anthology as
inventive as it is alluring, including Joyce Carol Oates,
Lee Child, Michael Connelly, David Morrell, and Jeffery
Even before Lawrence Block could rest on his laurels from
In Sunlight or In Shadow, a question arose. What
would he do for an encore?
Any number of artists have produced evocative work,
paintings that could trigger a literary response. But none
came to mind who could equal Hopper in turning out canvas
after canvas. If no single artist could take Hopperâ€™s place,
how about a full palette of them? Suppose each author was
invited to select a painting from the whole panoply of
visual artâ€”From the cave drawings at Lascaux to a
contemporary abstract canvas on which the paint has barely
And what a dazzling response! Joyce Carol Oates picked
Le Beaux Jours by Balthus. Warren Moore chose
Salvador Daliâ€™s The Pharmacist of Ampurdam Seeking
Absolutely Nothing. Michael Connelly, who sent Harry
Bosch to Chicago for a close look at Nighthawks,
has a go at The Garden of Earthly Delights by
Harryâ€™s namesake Hieronymous Bosch. S. J. Rozan finds a
story in Hokusaiâ€™s The Great Wave, while Jeffery
Deaverâ€™s "A Significant Findâ€ť draws its inspiration
fromâ€”yesâ€”those prehistoric cave drawings at Lascaux. And
Kristine Kathryn Rusch moves from painting to sculpture and
In artists ranging from Art Frahm and Norman Rockwell to
RenĂ© Magritte and Clifford Still, the impressive concept
goes on to include Thomas Pluck, Sarah Weinman, David
Morrell, Craig Ferguson, Joe R. Lansdale, Jill D. Block,
Justin Scott, Jonathan Santlofer, Gail Levin, Nicholas
Christopher, and Lee Child, with each story accompanied in
color by the work of art that inspired it.
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