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ERIC Number: EJ877416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
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Melia, Ed
Adults Learning, v20 n2 p24-25 Oct 2008
Not all of crime writer Ian Rankin's inspiration comes from Edinburgh's mean streets. When it came to writing a Quick Read--one of the short, fast-paced books for reluctant, returning or emergent readers--the Beach Boys provided the unlikely germ for an idea. Despite his success and obvious delight and energy for writing, Rankin admits to being a frustrated rock star. He compares song lyrics to poetry and believes people should write and read whatever they want. In this article, the author explores the reasons why best-selling author Ian Rankin write a Quick Read and gets a glimpse into the mind of a writer who retains a childlike appetite for new ideas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)