Standing mute before the master of dialogue, K.C. Constantine

June 28th, 2011 by Zirk van den Berg § 0 comments § permalink

Reading K.C. Constantine can make you wonder why you’d bother to write crime stories. Maybe musicians feel that way when they listen to Beethoven or Prince, artists when they look at Rembrandt or Kiefer.

Artists can inspire you to become creative yourself, or remove the incentive by being totally intimidating.

Joni Mitchell made this point obliquely » Read the rest of this entry «

The unsolved mysteries of Andrea Camilleri

June 5th, 2011 by Zirk van den Berg § 1 comment § permalink

Reading what must be my tenth Andrea Camilleri mystery featuring Inspector Montalbano, I was struck by a few mysteries of my own: Why, when there are so many authors and books to read, do I choose to read what pretty much amounts to the same book over and over? Secondly, why among all the series in the world, do I choose this one? » Read the rest of this entry «

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