Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Amendment: Do Men Do It Better?

Who writes the best crime? Men, or women?

Friday morning. Harrogate. Val McDermid and Denise Mina take on Mark Billingham and Ian Rankin.

I can already hear the knives being sharpened.


That's the start of my post below. Comments and emails have prompted me to add two things:

1.
It has been brought to my attention that in my post today, I have NOT explained what Harrogate is.

Harrogate, in this reference, is Harrogate Crime Festival. For more information, please visit this site.

2.
It's been pointed out that in the world today, it's one big 'whose is bigger' contest out there, so do women really have more to prove?

I should have distinguished in my post that it is not that I think women do have more to prove - I just think some women think they do. Anyone want to debate it on the blog? That could be fun.

My opinions on those books that fell a bit short are subjective, and that's why I don't name them. Women are holding their own in what I read these days.

But I'll be looking at something different and yet sort of related tomorrow...

I really must stop writing up posts at 4 in the morning...

1 comment:

Boy Kim said...

"Women are holding their own in what I read these days."

Interesting.