Saturday, January 19, 2008

I Have A Better Idea

Matt Curran notes on his blog that there is yet another reality show in the works about writing--this one an arrangement where minor celebrities will all attempt to write mystery novels.

Aside from the fact that there is probably nothing duller than watching someone write, I can't imagine why anyone would want to watch minor celebs do crime fiction. Casting-couch memoirs, maybe.

But I have a better idea. Let's get less obscure celebrities and force them to produce a work in the style of established writers with the same surname. We'll call it Separated at Birth. Imagine:

Harrison Ford writes a book in the style of Richard Ford (or maybe even Jamie Ford).

Mariah Carey writes a book in the style of Peter Carey.

Cameron Diaz writes a book in the style of Junot Diaz.

Jack Black writes a book in the style of Benjamin Black.

Stephen Fry writes a book in the style, Stephen Fry. Hmm. Guess it's been done.


Alis said...

How about Kate Moss (supermodel) writes in the style of Kate Moss (author of Labyrinth)? could be interesting!

Tim Stretton said...

..."Kate Moss (supermodel) writes..." would be sufficiently interesting and suprising in its own right without needing to gild the lily further!

Jamie Ford said...

How about Jessica Simpson writes a book in the style of O.J. Simpson (or his ghostwriter)?

And I'm with Tim. A sober Kate Moss spelling her name would be intriguing.

David Isaak said...

Hi, all--

I've obviously missed on some of Kate Moss' recent history, but I'll second (well, actually fourth the motion.

Jamie, doesn't Harrison Ford have a ranch up in your neighborhood? I sense a deal in the works...