Wishlist Wednesday #2510:01 PM
Sam Kornberg is a failed novelist living in L.A. with a collapsing marriage. Desperate for work, he becomes the assistant to a portly, housebound detective named Solar Lonsky. His assignment to track a mysterious woman is the trigger for a tense, smart, and often screamingly funny story involving sexy doppelgangers, insane asylums, south-of-the-border shootouts, mistaken identities, video-store-geekery, and the death of the novel. It’s as if Tarantino had remade Vertigo after bingeing on Nero Wolfe novels. Mystery Girl is both an entertaining thriller and a cunning inquiry into art, style, and deception, by a writer who Karen Thompson Walker, author of The Age of Miracles, has hailed as “one of the smartest, most stylish writers I’ve ever come across, a gifted storyteller whose work perfectly combines an incredibly sharp wit with moments of real transcendent beauty.”
I saw this book in an ad on Goodreads, and initially the cover drew me in. Then I read the synopsis and was like...shit this looks awesome. It seems like a cool kind of mystery, and the fact that they describe it as Tarantino-esque is awesome, can't wait to get my hands on it!