Friday, October 19, 2007

But Can They Still Write Books?

British writer Roger “R.N.” Morris, who we mentioned the other day has a second Porfiry Petrovich historical suspenser due out in February, writes in The Guardian today about how he’s lately made friends with Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, and of course his main man, Fyodor Dostoevsky--all through the addictive wonders of MySpace.
Being dead doesn’t prevent a writer from entering into the spirit of MySpace. Charles Dickens has a rock track playing on his profile (“Maybe Not” by Chan Marshall). Jane Austen has put up some gorgeous wallpaper, while Hunter S. Thompson gives his mood as yellow smiley “relaxed”. Samuel Beckett even has a celebrity look-alike graphic, scoring a 72% likeness to himself. Shakespeare’s MySpace blog reveals him to be a fan of The Sopranos. “Superb drama! Gallows humour too! What more could you want in great entertainment!??”
Read more about these fond impersonations here.

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