|Alas, the cat, too, hated mysteries and loved the joke.|
Isabel Allende, on her new book Ripper:
“The book is tongue-in-cheek. It’s very ironic…and I’m not a fan of mysteries…So I thought, I will take the genre, write a mystery that is faithful to the formula and to what readers expect, but it is a joke.”
A book someone wrote as a "joke," to poke fun at a genre of which she is not a fan. Wow, where do I sign up to invest my time and money?
(BTW: She's backpedalling now.)
The title was published by Harper. Can you imagine being inside Harper HQ when that interview came out?