Monday, April 11, 2011

A Ron Swanson Mystery

I admit right up front, there were probably better ways for me to spend my time than coming up with a faux-paperback book cover starring a character from Parks and Recreation, but sometimes when I get an idea, I just can't let it go.

I was discussing with a friend on Facebook how much we like the show, and how that clearly Ron Swanson (played by Nick Offerman) is the breakout character: a die-hard Libertarian who nonetheless loves his government job--as long as he doesn't have to actually do anything. An avid hunter, craftsman, and jazz saxophonist, he never met a buffet he didn't like. But Swanson is also, at times, quite sensitive and perceptive about people's feelings, most especially his high-strung and overachieving deputy, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler).

My friend and I were joking that Ron Swanson, in another TV universe, could star in his own 1970's-style cop show, like The Rockford Files. So it didn't take long for me to imagine Ron starring in a series of mystery novels, of which this is the first(?) one!

1 comment:

Caffeinated Joe (Wings) said...

Hah! I love it! And yeah, he is a great character and I LOVE that they didn't make him totally selfish and into his own needs. Well, he is, but he also is able to look around him and, even if he doesn't want to get involved, he sometimes has to and will.