Wednesday, May 3, 2017

RIP William Hjortsberg (1941-2017)

Sad news for lovers of good writers: author William Hjortsberg has died. His 1978 crime-horror novel Falling Angel is a favorite of mine, and should be one of yours as well.



Maxwell said...

Sad to read this. Falling Angel is the only book I ever read that used the word 'festooned,' and it's in there twice! Great book. Great author!

Unknown said...

Dang, that's a shame. :(

Loved Falling Angel; I even liked the movie version with Mickey Rourke.

Mark West said...

That's a shame. Of his work, I've only read "Falling Angel" but it's a superb novel (and, I reckon, much better than the admittedly terrific film).

Will Errickson said...

I love the movie! Rourke is spectacular.

Todd Mason said...

He also wrote a biography of his friend, writer and occasional horrorist Richard Brautigan.

Brautigan in his turn sent at least one reader letter to the MAGAZINE OF HORROR.

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