I’ve been reading a wonderful reinvention of Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid, and it’s full of clever references to Austen stories, or jokes about Twilight, or literary snark in general. I’ve been highlighting a passage on practically every page, but this one made me laugh out loud.
‘Do you play DragonSky?’ she asked. He nodded with enthusiasm.
‘I used to play it all the time. Not so much now that Felony Driver IV came out.’
‘Did you know that Morag Fraser was one of the writers on DragonSky?’ Taken aback, he goggled at her.
‘I don’t see how,’ he said. ‘You sure she didn’t just make the credits for being somebody’s girlfriend or something?’