In memoriam: Brian Garfield

A lousy photo of some of my collection.

I believe the first time I corresponded with Brian Garfield was when I was seeking a copy of, and permission to scan and post, his unfilmed screenplay for Butcher’s Moon. He gave me permission, but couldn’t find the manuscript. It was written before hard drives and cloud […]

Review: Death Wish by Brian Garfield, basis for the 1974 movie

NB: A version of this post also appears on Existential Ennui.

This week, over on Existential Ennui, I’ve been blogging about books which begat perhaps more famous films. Thus far I’ve covered two movies: Where Eagles Dare and Jaws, both of which are at least the equal of their source texts, and […]

Must-read interview with Brian Garfield

As part of the launch of the latest batch of Parker novels (Butcher’s Moon in particular), Levi Stahl of the University of Chicago Press has a terrific interview with Brian Garfield about his friendship and sometimes working relationship with Donald Westlake. As a bonus, it features some great photos.

I had a small part […]

Westlake/Stark link roundup 4/12/09

Cinemachine has a review of horror gem The Stepfather, written by Donald Westlake from a story co-written by Brian Garfield (a friend of this site). I’m really looking forward to the DVD release that I assume will happen when the remake comes out.

Darwyn Cooke announces that his comic adaptation of The Hunter is […]

A Hunter Review, plus Parker and libertarianism

In the comments, Olman Feelyus highlights his review of The Hunter (the first of a threatened many Stark reviews). The whole thing is worth reading, but this passage stuck out:

Ultimately, personal liberty is what the Parker books are about. Parker is an individual, a free […]