Ross MacDonald

After being lulled into complacency by weeks of rather idyllic existence—getting a job within a month of graduating from an MFA program will make you feel like you’re living in some kind of fantastyland—life has gotten rather uncooperative all of a sudden. I’ll spare you the gory details and get to the point of this blog post, which is that my most recent method of dealing with hard things is Ross MacDonald novels—and I think you should read them too. They are pretty damn wonderful mysteries, second only to Agatha Christie’s in my opinion. No one will ever top Agatha Christie when it comes to a fantastic mystery writing. Death on the Nile, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, After the Funeral—nuff