Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Ian Rankin was just kidding

Well, after making an offhand comment about JK Rowling writing a crime novel that managed to get international media attention, Ian Rankin has admitted it was a joke. That's a relief.

4 comments:

Duncan R. MacMaster said...

Is it? Or is it part of some brilliant, yet devious plot to make us think that she's not writing a detective novel?

The plot thickens like... like... something that does a lot of thickening!

Peter said...

That Rankin is a savvy media manipulator, is he not? Of course, his legion of defenders will find this one more excuse to bash the media.
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Peter said...

"There were 600 people in the audience, and only one person didn't laugh," he added.

Looks like Rankin has already started the media bashing himself.
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Hard Man said...

I was at the event. It was a joke, Peter. Clearly. Rankin was laughing about it, the chair was laughing, the audience were laughing. How anyone could honestly think it wasn't a joke is beyond my comprehension. Rankin followed up his comment by saying the title of his next novel was "Inspector Rebus And The Deathly Hallows" and stating that there was no copyright on titles. I'm surprised that wasn't picked up on either.