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Future books (64 new)
Apr 03, 2012 06:21AM

47133 Well, they ask me to take it off, and they're holding out dollar bills, so.....
Future books (64 new)
Apr 03, 2012 04:20AM

47133 I just started reading JDM's A Flash of Green, 1962, NOT a TM book. But I am struck by the emphasis on South Florida and the main character's desire to save the natural environment from developers. It's a book that is relevant today. How did he get so smart fifty years ago?

An aside, I have a friend who purchased a t-shirt at a marina that says, "I spent the night on the Busted Flush." EVERY time he wears it, no matter where he is, people try to buy it from him. ~~~Not unlike my experience with "Bernie Rhodenbarr Stole My Heart!"
Dec 21, 2011 04:07AM

47133 Or, as someone said earlier: Women want to date Bernie, but they want to marry Matt.
Future books (64 new)
Aug 16, 2011 03:32PM

47133 It's like Chinese water torture. Wearing you down one drip at a time.
Future books (64 new)
Jul 03, 2011 10:32AM

47133 Afraid that ship has sailed, Mr. B. We already know you're a nice guy, and we buy your grisly books anyway.
Welcome (158 new)
May 10, 2011 04:13AM

47133 Okay, since we've seen Jeff Bridges as Scudder and Whoopi Goldberg as Bernie, that leaves our imaginations wide open for Keller. Who would you like to see play Keller in the movie or TV series?

And that makes me wonder this: Do you have a clear mental image of your main characters as you're writing them?
Welcome (158 new)
May 09, 2011 11:11AM

47133 On the other hand, BURGLAR with Whoopie Goldberg was much more enjoyable even though they moved it to another city and gave Bernie a sex-change operation. As you know, Bernie Rhodenbarr stole my heart, but I don't hate that movie. What are you thoughts, Mr. B.?
Welcome (158 new)
May 06, 2011 11:08AM

47133 Hi, Mr. Block.

If I send you a picture of myself wearing my "Bernie Rhodenbarr Stole My Heart" tee shirt, will you reconsider and write a new Burglar book for us? How about if I send a picture of Megan Fox wearing it?

In my quest to read all the Scudders in a row before Hard Stuff, I'm up to Dance at the Slaughterhouse and was delighted to find TJ.

Here's my real question: Did you know when you wrote this book that you were going to make TJ a bigger character? Also, I enjoyed seeing Chance again in this one.

I guess the bigger question is, at what point did you realize this was going to be a long-running series with an ensemble of characters that would weave in and out? Did that just happen serendipitously? Or did you have a master plan at some point?
Welcome (158 new)
Apr 26, 2011 03:25PM

47133 Hello, Mr. Block. I am so happy to have this chance to ask a question (or two or....). In anticipation of the new Scudder, I decided to read ALL of the Scudder books in order. Your accountant will be pleased to know that I could not find my copies of When the Sacred Ginmill Closes nor Out on the Cutting Edge, so I purchased them for my Kindle. Anyway, I am currently about 70% through Cutting Edge. Here's my first question:

When you began the series, did you know that Scudder was going to join AA and get sober? and

When did you know that Elaine was going to be important to him?

Okay, that was two. Sorry.



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