New York City, 1957. Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, tries to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend, armed only with vague clues and the strength of his obsessive mind.
Looks great and is well acted, but the pacing is turgid
I raise my stein to the builder who can remove ghettos without removing people as I hail the chef who can make omelettes without breaking eggs.
Robert Moses; Open letter to Robert Caro, refuting many of the claims in Caro's biography of Moses, The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (August 26, 1974)
Have you ever felt, in the course of reading a detective novel, a guilty thrill of relief at having a character murdered before he can step onto the page and burden you with his actual existence? Detect... read the rest.