Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Detectives Beyond Borders: The Interview

Julia Buckley interviews me here. Read the interview for the heretofore untold tales of how this blog began.

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Anonymous KarenC said...

Great interview Peter - nice to find out a little bit about the man behind the throne (so to speak :) )

August 16, 2007  
Blogger Peter said...

Why, thanks. I was surprised when Julia (or should I say Julia Buckley, to placate those critics who don't like when bloggers refer to one another by their first names) asked me, but she asked good questions, and I enjoyed answering them. I'd discussed all those books and authors before, but it was a pleasure to write about them all at the same time.

August 16, 2007  
Blogger pattinase (abbott) said...

Nie interview. I have Death of Red Heroine sitting on the TBR pile right now. Someone who'd recently been to China gave it to me. I'll move it up. Thanks.

August 16, 2007  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Peter,your interesting interview reminded me of a neighbour who having met a girl in the old Yugoslavia, spent ages learning Serbo-Croat. He then found out she spoke Slovenian, but they did get later get married so it all worked out well.

August 16, 2007  
Blogger Peter said...

Ha! That entertaining tale leaves open the possibility of many jokes. I did learn a few words of Croatian on my last trip. I have met no Slovenian women, though.

August 16, 2007  
Blogger Peter said...

Thanks, Patti. Be thankful for your friend's gift. Among the novel's other honors, The Wall Street Journal named Death of a Red Heroine one of the five best political novels ever. You may not like the Journal's politics much, but that honor grouped Qiu's book with Darkness at Noon and Trollope’s The Prime Minister, among others, which is pretty good company.

I found the opening section's leisurely description of the waters of Shanghai thrilling as well as a technically exciting and interesting way to open a mystery story.

August 16, 2007  

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