[…] I feel humbled in the knowledge that you get what I’m doing (a lot of people don’t, but then I don’t write for them).
With ‘White Corridor’ and ‘Victoria Vanishes’ you’ll see how all the strands start to come together, tying everything up, so that I can finish the series there if I want to – or go on.
The possible end of Bryant and May?
If that happens, I hope it’ll only be a pause for him to catch his breath. Take a break and do some one-offs to flex his writer muscles. And then to come back with more Bryant & May! (I’m a Bryant & May junkie!)
In another email from someone else, it was reported of writer Dow Mossman:
Lately, he’s been deep into a 51-set Balzac, whom he claims helped put the nail in the coffin of his own writing long ago when he first read him and realized he would never get near him.
Balzac‘s epic La Comédie humaine (Human Comedy) spans decades, with characters from earlier volumes showing up in later ones; time has passed, they are older and more experienced.
Now imagine trying to plan all that ahead of time. That’s what Christopher Fowler is doing with his Bryant & May series. It’s an absolutely audacious idea, unique in all of fiction, and it’s a huge amount of fun too (for us readers, at least; it must be hell for Fowler to keep track of everything… like Bryant’s shoes!).
You’ve got to read it!
Christopher Fowler’s website is in the Blogroll.
Christopher Fowler wikipedia entry