Interview with Robb T. White

What are your five favorite books, and why?
Any book by Thomas Harris, including his first "Black Sunday." Next is my favorite David L. Lindsey, novel "Mercy." Then I would choose any three Arkady Renko books by Martin Cruz Smith--specifically, "Red Square," "Polar Star," and "Havana Bay," just to name three. The major reason for all is style; these writers make every sentence interesting. If you open any of their books and point your finger at a sentence, you'll "hear" something interesting and fine about language--not just plot detail. Compared to them, the same people who show up time after time on the New York Times best-selling lists are mediocre hacks. In all five novels named here, there is the bonus of a strong, complex, and fascinating protagonist who resists easy explanation.
Published 2015-11-11.
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Books by This Author

Waiting on a Bridge of Maggots
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,640. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A man who is basically good and who has led a life of middle-class respectability is forced to confront inner demons when he awakens one morning to news of his family’s death in a plane crash. Chaos and violence enter his life as he spirals out of control.