ne of the stupidest complaints when Peter Temple's Truth
won Australia's Miles Franklin Literary Award
came from a blog commenter who thought that no crime novel could ever deserve such a prize. Truth
, she sniffed, even has a damaged cop in it.
I thought of that idiot when I saw how cleverly Temple announces that Mac Farraday, protagonist of An Iron Rose
, used to be a cop.How do your favorite crime writers take hoary genre conventions and make them fresh?
"I'm skilled in the art of interrogation, so I know what you're doing."
— Nephew Beyond Borders #1, age 11, as his mother tossed names at him this evening trying to find out whom he'd got in trouble with at school
***Nephew Beyond Borders #2
, age 9, announced tonight that he wants to go to Japan so he can eat poisonous fish.
"Novelty is inherently new."
— Sex therapist on The Joy Behar Show this evening talking about athletes who cheat on their spouses
This guy is a lot dumber than my nephews.© Peter Rozovsky 2010
Labels: Australia, Peter Temple, television