About the AuthorReview: WRONG CROWD by Richard Godwin
The very commencement of this novel [the beach scene where Claude first espies Maxine] so vividly reminded me of the film "10," and its beach scene where the Dudley Moore character first sees Bo Derek. I couldn't get that comparison out of my mind. Like Moore's character in the film, our antihero Claude has all his life been on a collision course with an unpopulated universe, poorly raised in childhood, never really following any goals or purpose. Until now--until Maxine...and Claude, in the throes of requited obsession, never stops to wonder: "If this is too good to be true--then is it true?" Hard-boiled, literate London noir [I'm also reminded of Graham Greene.