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By Lawrence Block

A selection of afterwords from manhattan occasions bestselling writer Lawrence Block, a Grand Masater of the secret Writers of America.

In a profession spanning greater than fifty years, Lawrence Block has produced multiple hundred books, ranging in style from hard-boiled detective tales to pseudonymous erotica. gathered the following for the 1st time are greater than forty-five afterwords from the works that made him a grasp of contemporary fiction.

Each afterword is an insightful mirrored image at the reviews that experience introduced Block’s fiction to lifestyles, from the teachings he realized as a reader at a literary corporation to the unlikely—and semi-autobiographical—origins of the acclaimed Matthew Scudder sequence. Witty and encouraging, Afterthoughts is a must-read for Block fanatics and secret fanatics alike.

This booklet good points an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, together with infrequent pictures and never-before-seen records from the author’s own collection.

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