Comments on: How to Feel Smarter in 45 Minutes (Or, A Conversation with Laura Lippman) /2010/09/29/how-to-feel-smarter-in-45-minutes-or-a-conversation-with-laura-lippman/ Thu, 30 Sep 2010 20:27:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 By: Former Secretary /2010/09/29/how-to-feel-smarter-in-45-minutes-or-a-conversation-with-laura-lippman/comment-page-1/#comment-6151 Former Secretary Thu, 30 Sep 2010 20:27:51 +0000 /?p=2026#comment-6151 The last 3 posts have been wonderful reading. I'm sure your interview with Ms. Lippman was extraordinary too. I have always loved Agatha Christie and Poirot but most of all the Grisham writings. I will be out of town on Oct. 9th so unfortunately I will not be able to meet Ms. Lippman or hear her reading. Enjoy! The last 3 posts have been wonderful reading. I’m sure your interview with Ms. Lippman was extraordinary too. I have always loved Agatha Christie and Poirot but most of all the Grisham writings. I will be out of town on Oct. 9th so unfortunately I will not be able to meet Ms. Lippman or hear her reading. Enjoy!

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By: lilalia /2010/09/29/how-to-feel-smarter-in-45-minutes-or-a-conversation-with-laura-lippman/comment-page-1/#comment-6145 lilalia Wed, 29 Sep 2010 20:22:01 +0000 /?p=2026#comment-6145 Great interview. Wonderful to know Ms. Lippman is as intelligent in real life, as she is as a writer. Also love the fact that she likes Ellen Gilchrist. One of my absolute favourite authors. I grew up with Ms. Gilchrist's fine skill to walk the fine line between southern sophistication and a perverse need to indulge in all that is irreverent. Great interview. Wonderful to know Ms. Lippman is as intelligent in real life, as she is as a writer. Also love the fact that she likes Ellen Gilchrist. One of my absolute favourite authors. I grew up with Ms. Gilchrist’s fine skill to walk the fine line between southern sophistication and a perverse need to indulge in all that is irreverent.

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By: pete /2010/09/29/how-to-feel-smarter-in-45-minutes-or-a-conversation-with-laura-lippman/comment-page-1/#comment-6144 pete Wed, 29 Sep 2010 18:25:58 +0000 /?p=2026#comment-6144 I had overlooked that, besides counting Lawrence Block's Matthew Scudder series of books as my all-time fave mysteries, like <a href="/2010/09/25/laura-lippman-a-nola-tale/#comment-6125" rel="nofollow">Moondance</a>, I also was a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travis_McGee" rel="nofollow">Travis McGee</a> freak for a time, ripping through every book in the series in a six-month period back in the 1990s. Author John D. MacDonald died about 2 years after the last McGee book was published in 1984 so there's a definite end in the series. Block, luckily, is still alive and writing periodically releasing Scudder tales, albeit with an older, mellower and wiser protagonist. I'm going to have a look at Ms. Lippman's picks, starting with Kate Atkinson. I had overlooked that, besides counting Lawrence Block’s Matthew Scudder series of books as my all-time fave mysteries, like Moondance, I also was a Travis McGee freak for a time, ripping through every book in the series in a six-month period back in the 1990s. Author John D. MacDonald died about 2 years after the last McGee book was published in 1984 so there’s a definite end in the series. Block, luckily, is still alive and writing periodically releasing Scudder tales, albeit with an older, mellower and wiser protagonist.

I’m going to have a look at Ms. Lippman’s picks, starting with Kate Atkinson.

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