his blog has an eclectic group of sports fans-cum-readers: an Irish New York Yankees fan who lives in Australia, for one, and an ice hockey fan in New Zealand.
So, with a nod to the hard-working Craig Sisterson
, here is a picture of your humble blogkeeper with the Stanley Cup.
nd here's the evidence of Neil Young's influence on crime writing.
That's two crime novels with titles taken from Neil Young songs. What other rock and roll songs have lent their titles to crime novels?(YHBK with Hilary Davidson, author of The Damage Done)
peaking of sports, the protagonist of Peter Temple's An Iron Rose
finds himself the de facto guardian of a aspiring teenage golfer. If memory serves, Peter Corris
, the godfather of Australian crime writing, wrote a story in which a young aspiring tennis player figures.
Temple especially gets some nice drama out of this: The young man in question has dropped out of school, in part to work on his golf game, and the protagonist wants him to go back. And there you have it: suspense and generational conflict in one neat, subplot-size package.Any other stories in which an aspiring athlete plays a role?
© Peter Rozovsky 2010
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