via a comment from a fellow mindsayer...
Sure thing. I'm considering reading some of his other work from the Alexandria Quartet (which cover the same temporal space but from different perspectives, apparently).
I read Tropic of Cancer with excitement last summer, and Durrell was a longtime friend of Henry Miller, and what they share in writing is What I Like. It's the bohemianism, the languor, the sex, the reading of the characters of their little groups. Miller excels in defining the American spirit and brusque masculine ideas stripped to their core, while Durrell excels in his consideration of the writer, his art, and the method and form of the novel--his writing is so luscious, voluptuous, lithe. Miller, a bridge to the nonfiction/memoir genre; Durrell a bridge from modernism to the unanswers of postmodernism.
One day I hope to write in the Millerian vein. --adam