"Whadda you gonna be when you grow up?"Didn't realize he was dead.
"Older," I said, but she was already asleep again.
--James Crumley, The Last Good Kiss (1978), p. 201.
Pelecanos puts Crumley (and a couple of other familiar names) on his Five Best list.
Those of us who enjoy indulging these fantasies would love to see Walter Hill dust off the famously great script he wrote for TLGK. His casting was Nick Nolte and...I forget who. Mine, now, would be Josh Brolin and Jeff Bridges. Dream on.