August 31, 2006

THE FIRST QUESTION IS ESPECIALLY PERCEPTIVE....:

The Word - World Book Club (BBC)

Scottish Crime novelist Ian Rankin is this month's guest on World Book Club. He joined Harriett Gilbert and an invited audience at The Edinburgh International Book Festival to discuss the novel that really made his name; Black and Blue.

You can discover what the real life police force think of his fictitious Inspector Rebus, and what plans he has for Rebus' retirement and where Ian Rankin and fellow Scottish authors go for inspiration and a cup of tea.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 31, 2006 12:00 PM
Comments

Parphrasing; "In the creative arts, Edinburgh is a fantastic place to be" and "If Rankin were to meet me, he probably wouldn't like me...a wishy-washy liberal" were the highlights of the response.

Posted by: Patrick H at August 31, 2006 12:33 PM

Rebus is American.

Posted by: oj at August 31, 2006 12:44 PM

I'll ignore my spelling and punctuation errors, but I obviously meant "Rebus" where I typed "Rankin". Did his answer to your question surprise you at all?

Posted by: Patrick H at August 31, 2006 2:01 PM

No, I assumed a PC answer. He go it right though when he referred to Rebus as an Old Testament figure--my original question was whether he's the last Calvinist in Scotland.

Posted by: oj at August 31, 2006 2:15 PM
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