Thanks for the welcome, John. I'm here trying to get to know other crime fiction lovers in here. Possibly thrillers too. Excellent article about the reality of bestsellers by the way. It was a real eye opener.
In defense of my opinion regarding the trashing of good books into movies: I turned on my computer this morning, and guess what popped up on MSN? An article entitled,"How Hollywood takes good books and makes them into bad movies." Talk about poetic redemption of my opinion!! You ought to read the article. It's perfect timing.
I'm with you. The Richard Chamberlain movie was lots better than Matt Damon. Why does Hollywood seem to think we need all of that violence, sex, and bad language. Give me a good plot and storyline any day, and I can use my own imagination.
Thanks for your comments on my discussion. they were very helpful and informative. Lots of good material coming in.
loved the interview, btw.
really admire you, John.
I know what you mean about solitude. I'm from Manhattan and live in rural Yorkshire!
and even though I had a long time to adjust, it does get on my nerves sometimes, especially when I'm walking the dogs through farmland--and as I step over various things I remember wearing high heels and rushing towards Fifth Avenue--feeling like the cat's pajamas! still, life has change in it. I guess.
Anyway, stay as cool as you are, cause you're great.
But you do have to stay true to yourself, know what I mean? Commercial slommercial. Write what you like, and an agent who's not all about benji's and benji's will take it on. I haven't found one yet, but they have to be out. Waiting, lurking. Maybe I'll true the small press route, who knows.
Hey, that "Sex & Violence" stereotype catches my interest every time!! Sorry I missed your panel. Caught the one on Interpol and the one on VICLAS -- they were both really good. I'll look for you next time for sure!
John, thanks for your suggesting about that book--Death was the other woman.
Just ordered it! And I have so much to read--but that's going to take precedence.
Yes, it does sound like my kind of book, alright.
btw I started a discussion today which is asking a question based on a book review I saw for that book--the question doesn't concern THAT book--but other books that aren't as good--go see what you think--if you want to respond.