Reflections of a working writer and reader
Let us boldly condemn all imitation, though it comes to us graceful and fragrant as the morning; and foster all originality, though, at first, it be as crabbed and ugly as our own pine knots.
john baker, April 4th, 2007. 8 comments. Filed under miscellaneous, reading, writing.
The novelist Michael Dibdin died last Friday following a short illness, his publisher, Faber, announced today. He was 60.
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A writerly life cut short, John. Thank you for this news.
jb says: He was too young, it’s true.
I agree and many avid readers of his novels will feel the loss. Far too young to go into that other world. May he RIP.
RIP indeed. I spent many happy hours in company with Aurelio Zen…
jb says: I never really got on with that series. But I loved Dirty Tricks, and several of the other stand-alones. And I was always interested in Dibdin’s criticism.
Too young to die.
I shall strongly miss Aurelio Zen.
I cant but wait for the last one.
I’ve just started to read the Aurelio Zen series after I read about the death of Michael Dibdin. Very impressive. I look forward to reading all his works. Good authors don’t really die as they live on through their work.
jb says: I never really got on with Aurelio Zen, but I loved the standalone novels. Dirty Tricks was my favourite.
I’m starting to like this novel and I’ve just started to read the Aurelio Zen series, but after I read about the death of Michael Dibdin, I was very surprised and impressed. I wish I could read all his works. In my opinion a good authors don’t really die as they live on through their work.
Its sad to know that a good author died young. I’m sure lots of his readers like myself would be sad. But he still lives through his works. May his soul rest in peace.
Some people leave the earth without traces. However, some outlive the pages of the books. For the great writer, Micheal Dibdin, he will be remembered.
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