If you do this job right, there should be days that are really hard. When I wrote the scene in ‘Mystic River’ where I had to become somebody who’s sexually attracted to a 12-year-old boy, holy God, that was horrible. I shut down for a week after that.
Hands down one of my favorite writers ever.
Dennis Lehane turns the page on hardboiled crime fiction, aims for something bigger | via the Boston Globe