Monday, July 30, 2007

Interesting Links

I came across some good items today to share with you:

At The Outfit: a Collective of Chicago Crime Writers, Kevin Guilfoyle's Don't Touch Me, I'm a Real Live Wire, is chilling--not least because it reports real conversations by a real killer.

C.S. Harris has a thoughtful post today on "Heroes, Villains, and Cognitive Dissonance."

Charles Gramlich of Razored Zen has an interesting discussion of fast-versus-slow suspense in "Suspense Work."

To find out how a deceased novelist continues writing, see today's New York Times--"The Ludlum Conundrum: A Dead Novelist Provides New Thrills."

The Oprah/James Frey controversy continues: "Publisher blasts Oprah over James Frey Controversy." I wonder what Oprah's reaction will be...for sure, none of Nan Talese's authors will ever again be selected for Oprah's Book Club.

Finally, the Washington Post reports that the new film Becoming Jane Austen is pushing the buttons of those Janeites who insist on historical accuracy: "Pride and Provocation: A New Film Imagines Jane Austen in Love."

2 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Was good to see you and Brenda tonight. Thanks so much for your always gracious support.

Kate S said...

Thanks for the great links - all very interesting.

Stewart put a list of "manly men" movies at his blog, and I was thinking of "greatest chick flicks of all time" - I think the Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice would have to be either in the top spot or right next to it. "Holy Mr. Darcy's wet smock" indeed! :)