Waaay OT: For Donald Westlake fans

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Barnes & Noble is bringing out a slew of Westlake books for the Nook late this month. Westlake, who died nearly three years ago, was the creator of John Archibald Dortmunder, one of the great comic criminals in the genre, and it looks like a bunch of the Dortmunder books are among those being published for the Nook.

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Donald Westlake is very good, but if you want a new author, I strongly recommend Garry Disher. He has two series going, one is a police one, set on the Mornington Peninsula outside of Melbourne, Australia. The other is about a crook by the name of Wyatt, who is a character similar to Dortmunder.

Thanks!

And don’t forget Lawrence Block’s Bernie Rhodenbarr.

Mike Elzinga said:

And don’t forget Lawrence Block’s Bernie Rhodenbarr.

I’ve got all of them. :)

Oh, Dortmunder. Who Spenser would be, if he was a thief, except with better dialogue and not so cool sidekicks. I was first introduced to Westlake with the movie, “The Hot Rock”. You know how it works: after that, you read all of the author’s books.

And speaking of fictional crime, P.D. James has written a sequel to “Pride and Prejudice” called “Death Comes to Pemberley”. George Wickham is killed. More than that, she will not reveal. To be published in the UK next month and the U.S. in Dec.

Susan Silberstein said:

Oh, Dortmunder. Who Spenser would be, if he was a thief, except with better dialogue and not so cool sidekicks. I was first introduced to Westlake with the movie, “The Hot Rock”. You know how it works: after that, you read all of the author’s books.

And speaking of fictional crime, P.D. James has written a sequel to “Pride and Prejudice” called “Death Comes to Pemberley”. George Wickham is killed. More than that, she will not reveal. To be published in the UK next month and the U.S. in Dec.

I just got “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” out of the library. Haven’t cracked it open yet.

fnxtr said:

Susan Silberstein said:

Oh, Dortmunder. Who Spenser would be, if he was a thief, except with better dialogue and not so cool sidekicks. I was first introduced to Westlake with the movie, “The Hot Rock”. You know how it works: after that, you read all of the author’s books.

And speaking of fictional crime, P.D. James has written a sequel to “Pride and Prejudice” called “Death Comes to Pemberley”. George Wickham is killed. More than that, she will not reveal. To be published in the UK next month and the U.S. in Dec.

I just got “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” out of the library. Haven’t cracked it open yet.

I’m waiting for the updated version of Pride & Prejudice where Elizabeth Bennett’s disdain of Darcy is because she believes that he is a Creationist. She is disabused of this misconception when Darcy emails her to explain that he is a victim of Wickham’s malicious quotemining.

Any suggestions for the casting for the film version? Particularly, Wickham, Mr Collins and Lady Catherine de Burgh.

Rufus Sewell or Jamie Bamber; David Tennant; Judi Dench.

Susan said:

Rufus Sewell or Jamie Bamber; David Tennant; Judi Dench.

Actually, I was thinking of casting from some of the ID protagonists.

Mind you, I think David Tennant might be good as Lady Catherine.…

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