Monday, October 17, 2011

Post 1785 - Getting Closer

I found out earlier this evening that my interview with Lindsay Brett will be played for her class on Tuesday.  She will be emailing the mp3 file to me this evening.  I presume that I will be allowed to share the file with anybody who wants to hear it.  Let me know.

I haven't heard it yet, but I know what I said.  I was asked various questions about the blog and radio, and my thoughts about both.  It was a fun 12 minutes or so, and I am wondering how much of it will make the final "cut" tomorrow.  I am very curious about this, actually.  I hope that this leads to other future media-related interviews!

During my lunch hour today, I transcribed a piece of the Kate Milton interview.  I have about 40 minutes of material left to wade through.

During another part of my lunch hour, I was looking at the website for one of my favourite writers, Max Allan Collins.  People tease Stephen King for being so prolific, but I swear MAC can produce a novel in a weekend if he wants to or needs to.

Here's a link to his website.

I have a good percentage of his crime novels.  He has written novels featuring a hitman (nicknamed Quarry), a man who just wants "one more heist" before he can retire (Nolan), a private detective from decades ago who manages to solve well-known murders like who killed the Black Dahlia and who offed Marilyn Monroe (Nate Heller), and an awful lot more.  He wrote a graphic novel called "Road to Perdition" which became a Tom Hanks movie several  years ago.   Later, and ironically, he was hired to write the novelization for the film.

Collins has written a few dozen movie tie-in novels for movies that were big hits.  He wrote 10 CSI novels, quit, and wrote a few Criminal Minds books, and at least one Bones novel.

For years and years he wrote the Dick Tracy comic strip; yes, there is still a Dick Tracy comic strip.  He has written hundreds of comics and short stories.

I just love this guy.

I have recently decided that I want to acquire as many of MAC's books that I don't already have, as possible.    Some of his books were written upwards of 40 years ago and are hard to get.  Others have been reprinted over the years.  Still others were written in conjunction with various movies that have come and gone and which would be hard to find unless you go to a place like here, and be willing to pay the horrendous shipping costs.  But I want to be the only person in Nova Scotia who could say he had every piece of prose writing the man has produced.  I'm a long, long way away from being able to say that.

I know you don't care, but I do, and this is my blog.  Having written nearly 1800 posts in less than 4 years, I think I have proved that by now.

So, who wants to hear that interview I did?


1 comment:

Ken said...

Of course, Bevboy, I would love to hear the interview.