Books James Sallis Books by James Sallis James Sallis has written books about: Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about James Sallis Review You Must Read This Darkness Visible: 'He Died With His Eyes Open' Is A Crime Novel Like No Other March 10, 2013 Derek Raymond has been called the father of British noir. But author A.L. Kennedy says He Died With His Eyes Open is a crime novel so far beyond noir that there isn't even a word for that kind of darkness. Is there a book you find deeply disturbing but still love? Tell us in the comments. Review Book Reviews In Sequel To 'Drive,' Sallis Delivers A Thrill Ride April 25, 2012 In Driven, the sequel to the book that spawned the award-winning film Drive, the mysterious ex-stuntman Driver finds there's one thing he can't outrace: his own violent past. James Sallis' writing is taut and surprisingly philosophical.