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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:25 am 
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Some comments on the writing of the books by David Peace.

http://www.crimetime.co.uk/features/davidpeace.php


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Fascinating article.

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I want truth, honesty and sincerity in my work and the work of others. I don't want to read a book that was written in order to purchase a faster car or a bigger house by someone who would be a science fiction writer if it paid better.


Nice implied swipe at SF -- no truth, honesty or sincerity there, then, eh?

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I don't know Peace, but without any context that passage could be read as implying almost the opposite: that the (notional) author would be more honest if they wrote science fiction, but they don't because it's underpaid...

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I thought DP was just saying he wants to read books by people with a bit of passion for the genre in which they are writing, as opposed to those who simply chase the money (whatever genre it's in). A swipe at formulaic wrting rather than a specific genre?


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David Peace is giving a talk at the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Tuesday. Details here:-

http://www.faber.co.uk/event/2009/10/107/

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