Sunday, February 23, 2014

Isabel Allende might not be awesome at this whole bookselling thing

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?