'I drive. That's what I do. All I do.'
'Much later, as he sat with his back against an inside wall of a Motel 6 just north of Phoenix, watching the pool of blood lap toward him, Driver would wonder whether he had made a terrible mistake. Later still, of course, there'd be no doubt. But for now Driver is, as they say, in the moment. And the moment includes this blood lapping toward him, the pressure of dawn's late light at windows and door, traffic sounds from the interstate nearby, the sound of someone weeping in the next room...'
Thus begins Drive, the story of a man who works as a stunt driver by day and a getaway driver by night. He drives, that's all -until he's double crossed.
Drive has been made into a multi-award nominated film starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
'Sallis creates vivid images in very few words and his taut, pared-down prose is distinctive and powerful. The result is a small masterpiece' - Sunday Telegraph
'Crime novels seldom come as lean and mean...essential noir existentialism' - Guardian
'The perfect piece of noir fiction' - New York Times Book Review
'Sallis is a fastidious man, intelligent and widely read. There's nothing slapdash or merely strategic about his work ... peculiar and visionary' - Iain Sinclair, London Review of Books