"Next morning started with a walk up the beach, carrying a big cup of coffee. I've done that every day since I've been living in Gary's house. Far as I'm concerned, if the beach is right there and you don't kick off the day by walking along it, then you should move the hell inland and make way for someone who understands what the coast is for."
That's why I read stuff by by Michael Marshall Smith, Michael Marshall, and MM Smith. I don't read him for the genre, I read him because I like what he has to say, and the way he says it.
[Quote is from Bad Things, which has annoyingly queue-jumped the Lovecraft bio I was in the middle of reading, becuase I couldn't wait.]