Repulsive beings

I'm still reading The Talented Mr. Ripley and the character, Tom, has now murdered someone and is in the process of taking over their life. The descriptions of him trying on the persons clothes, shoes, jewelry, is somehow disgusting. I don't know what it is in the writing that gave me this uneasy feeling of …

Crime and Punishment

An exciting psychological thriller? A philosophical thinkpiece on morality? A tragedy? Mystery? All of these? I quite enjoyed Crime and Punishment if you can't tell. Some of the conversations were very intense, and ambiguous too--I was so intent on Rodion's interactions with Porfiry, I could not decide whether he knew or not! It was so …

Can pantsers write mysteries?

I've always wanted to write a murder mystery. I'm a big fan of Columbo, Poirot, Jessica Fletcher and all the other sleuths. I've often felt the desire to create my own detective, but am held back by the perceived complexity of writing a mystery, and my own improvisational writing style. In other words, I feel …

Gracepoint

I just finished watching this crime drama mini-series over the past few days. I was interested in it because I like mystery shows, and I also liked Anna Gunn in Breaking Bad. Only after I started watching did I find David Tennant was in it as well, and that got me even more excited. The show …