Thursday, November 17, 2005

Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction

...the book is by Patricia Highsmith. You may recognize her name...she's the author of "The Talented Mr. Ripley". So you can imagine how excited I was to get this book and read it. When I finished devouring the book, I set it down and stared at it. Didn't help me a bit! I was SO disappointed. Then I looked at the copyright date....1983! So much has changed in the writing field in 20+ years! While the book has some amusing ancedotes, IMHO, it isn't a "writing" book. I gained no insight, nor any inspiration.

Hey...anybody want a used book?


CHickey said...

Uh, no. Got plenty of those "type" of books, thank you very much!Give yourself a pat on the back for actually reading the entire book!

Dineen A. Miller said...

I can't even get through what I've got! Can't you just read them and then pour it all into my brain. Please?

Robin Caroll said...

LOL, D....well, here's one less you need to read. I would NOT recommend this book to anyone! LOL