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    Shovelly Joe Moderator Jacquin's Avatar
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    I think I'm in love...

    I finally picked up Nylon Angel today, I'm only about 60 pages in but I'm really enjoying it.

    I likje the fast, almost arrogant style, it reminds me somewhat of Michael Marshall Smith, except he doesn't have Parrish.... *swoon*

    And that is of course the point of this thread. She's an odd character, she seems a strange mix of competence, insecurity, arrogance and tenderness, I'd be interested to know how you created her, or if she just created herself...

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    LOL..... I'm sure (of course!) that Parrish is based on Marianne herself, and despite claims that she's 'writing' (ie: making it up) it is all based on Marianne's real-life.

    Honest.
    (What do you mean - Australia's not like that?)



    she seems a strange mix of competence, insecurity, arrogance and tenderness
    Yeah - I think I'd agree with that, actually. That sums up Parrish for me too; A tough outer skin, with a real soft centre... she's not had it easy, has she?

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    Marianne de Pierres
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquin
    And that is of course the point of this thread. She's an odd character, she seems a strange mix of competence, insecurity, arrogance and tenderness, I'd be interested to know how you created her, or if she just created herself...
    J
    Why thank you Jacquin! How lovely.

    Yes Parrish is all those things you say. It would be untrue to deny some of myself (Hobbit! ) in there, but she also has attributes that I have encountered in other people and been fascinated by. How is it that we can be so competent in some things and so hopeless in others? So forgiving on one issue and obstinate on another?

    Contradiction is the spice in human nature. So to answer your question. She's a little bit of me and a little bit of (all of) you - taken to extremes!

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    Can I just say at this point that I went to the Brisbane book launch of Nylon Angel and Marrianne came dressed in red leather sporting a Lara Croft pony tail. Make of that what you will but I'll further add (cos it's good for rumourmongering) that Marrianne is a very tall basketballer. I'm a tall netballer but I was glad it was a bookstore and not any kind of court.

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    and unfortunately i'm still waiting for my copy of Nylon Angel to come in. so this convo is quite enlightening so plz continue

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    I went to the Brisbane book launch of Nylon Angel and Marrianne came dressed in red leather sporting a Lara Croft pony tail.
    See, see - I was right!

    AND.....
    Marianne is a very tall basketballer.
    If I remember right, one of the points made by Parrish in Nylon Angel was that her height made her stand out, so it made it difficult when she needed to alter her identity.

    LOL..... I rest my case.

    How is it that we can be so competent in some things and so hopeless in others?
    Oh, I find that quite easy to do, except with more of the hopeless, less of the competent.


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    Marianne de Pierres
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Sheep
    Can I just say at this point that I went to the Brisbane book launch of Nylon Angel and Marrianne came dressed in red leather sporting a Lara Croft pony tail. Make of that what you will but I'll further add (cos it's good for rumourmongering) that Marrianne is a very tall basketballer. I'm a tall netballer but I was glad it was a bookstore and not any kind of court.
    Hah! Bren, you tell a good story

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    P.S. Now I've had my say about CPunk, I'm waiting for you all to respond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDP
    Hah! Bren, you tell a good story
    Yeah yeah, we need pictures!

    I'm now almost finished and I'm still very much enjoying it. I love the fact that she's convinced she's nothing special but every man she meets thinks she's gorgeous.

    I know this is the first Parrish book but was it your first ever book? If so I'm very impressed (I'm actually impressed anyway, but I think I might have got that across already). Ok, enough boot licking now, I'm off to think on Cyberpunk...

    J

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    Marianne de Pierres
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquin
    I know this is the first Parrish book but was it your first ever book? J
    Hi Jacquin,
    I have very bad SO in my bottom draw (with a couple of good scenes in it which I hope to extract and use one day!). So NA is my second novel but my first published novel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquin
    Yeah yeah, we need pictures!

    I'm off to think on Cyberpunk...

    J

    What did you come up with Jac?

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