Working out who did what in the crime books of Peter Temple

August 19th, 2011 by Zirk van den Berg § 1 comment § permalink

When you read Australian crime novelist Peter Temple, it doesn’t take much to recognise he’s a very, very good writer indeed. What is harder to work out is what is going on in the book. Temple is clearly of the belief that he doesn’t need to tell the reader everything, and that it’s okay for reading to be challenging work.

One of the ways this manifests itself » Read the rest of this entry «

How The Princess Bride was framed

June 10th, 2011 by Zirk van den Berg § 0 comments § permalink

I love the movie and yes, Robin Wright may have something to do with it. Now wait for me to say “but the book was better”…

If you had asked me after I read the first chapter, or even after I’d read the complete original book, I may have shouted this phrase. But I have the 25th anniversary edition and there’s this bit tacked on the end… I’m not so sure now. » Read the rest of this entry «

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