Friday, January 27, 2006

I do have a bone to pick with Bones

A lot of things about FOX's Bones may stretch credulity, but the one that gets to me is Brennan's coyness about the bestselling forensic thrillers she supposedly writes.

While I've known many authors to be unassuming in person, few if any are shy about their books. Serious authors take pride in, and are proud of, their work. For the otherwise driven Brennan—forensic anthropologist, self-defense expert, marksman—being an author seems superfluous: "Oh, yeah. I write, too." Being an author ain't that easy.


Dave White said...

You had to have been waiting weeks to use that headline. "Now if the show annoys me just enough...." heh heh heh.

Amelia said...

Hello! I just saw your response on I Love A Good Mystery - well said! :)

I also saw that you graduated from Queens College - I went to Townsend Harris on the QC campus. What a small world!

Gerald So said...

Thanks, Amelia, and welcome to my blog.

For those following at home, here's the response in question, regarding Oprah Winfrey reversing her endorsement of James Frey's A Million Little Pieces.