Monday, January 5, 2009
Another reason Donald Westlake's loss is so profound
Sure, writer Donald Westlake wrote over 100 novels, both under his real name and under various pseudonyms like Richard Stark, but somehow it still doesn't feel like enough. For anyone who hasn't read any of Westlake's books, and especially his PARKER novels written under the name Richard Stark, hopefully this project coming next summer kickstarts some new interest in his novels. But I wanted to show some new projects for 2009 this week, and in light of Westlake's passing on New Year's Eve, this seems like the best place to start -- the cover to cartoonist Darwyn Cooke's adaptation of the first Parker novel, THE HUNTER. It's being released as a standalone hardcover graphic novel in July, and is just the first Parker book coming from Darwyn.