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R is for Ridiculous

By posted at 6:47 pm on March 20, 2007 1

In a List at McSweeney’s, Chris Steck ponders what might happen when Sue Grafton runs out of letters for her series of novels (she’s up to S is for Silence, so letters are running short). Steck posits that F1 Is for Help might be a good option. He’s got some other ideas too.

James Patterson was much smarter to go with his number-based series. Infinite possibilities there, literally. Though I should note that as of this writing, Patterson’s latest at Amazon is listed as The 6th Nanny even though the accompanying book cover shows the title as The 6th Target. That’s a lot of nannies, sure, but it doesn’t seem to point to quite gripping enough a premise for his fans.

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Update: Fun’s over. Amazon has fixed the title of Patterson’s book.

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One Response to “R is for Ridiculous”

  1. marydell
    at 5:50 am on March 21, 2007

    Don't forget about Janet Evanovich's numbered series which began with One for the Money. I believe she's about to put out a new one, Lean Mean Thirteen.

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