There Is Weird, Then There Is Weird

November 8th, 2005 · 4 Comments
by Booksquare

When a book goes directly to the remainder bin, generally there is a good reason. By all accounts, the novel by Irve Lewis “Scooter” Libby did not pass go, did not collect 00*. It was yet another novel doomed to die unlamented.

Then the author went and got himself indicted — great news for the book, not so much for the writer. Now the world is taking second look at the first novel by a famous politician. And the world is wondering about the weird sex. Wondering how such things can come from the mind of a nice guy like Libby.

It’s clear that those who wonder don’t know how the writing process works. A lot of times, stuff is made up. Put another way, the scenes in the novel do no necessarily reflect the views of the management.

Though the bear thing is quite curious. . .one does wonder about the mind that put that one on the page.

ktwice – Unless, of course, you count the advance. We will not for the purposes of this post.

File Under: Square Pegs

4 responses so far ↓

  • Karen Scott // Nov 8, 2005 at 12:07 pm

    Seems to me that being indicted was the best career move he could have made… as an author at least.

    I wonder how his wife feels having all their sexual exploits immortalised in a book *g*

  • David Thayer // Nov 8, 2005 at 5:17 pm

    The Cheney Effect, a startling new thriller by the author of I Love My Bear, So There.

  • Booksquare // Nov 8, 2005 at 10:06 pm

    Karen, if I were the “ouch” type, you’d win the prize.

    David, tell my you’re ghostwriting The Cheney Effect. If not you, then the Earl? I have a secret crush on him…

  • Logan // Nov 12, 2005 at 12:28 am

    I’m a nice guy. I open doors for ladies, the elderly. I give people helpful directions when they’re lost.

    And yet, when I go home, I write about serial murderers, sexual paraphilias and integrate it with teenaged unrequited love.

    Sometimes, people actually make stuff up.