Thursday, 20 September 2012
My Novel Idea
Amusing juxtaposition of thought and news. I’m not sure I actually want to try and write a novel. If I did, I have been thinking that it would be a thriller about a massive diamond discovery. A DeBeers-like company would ruthlessly be working hard to sabotage the new mine; only to be brought to justice by the daring hero of the story. In the end the discovery would have been artificially created with the use of lab-grown diamonds by the Russian diamond mining company in order to weaken their biggest competitor.
Well, in reality a story has been published in the Christian Science Monitor about trillions of carats of “impact diamonds” in a crater in Siberia. The article alleges that Russia has known about the reserve since the 1970s. The article talks about this prospect upsetting the entire industry, but focuses on the extra level of hardness benefitting the industrial/abrasive end of the diamond industry significantly.
It will be interesting to follow this story. Maybe truth will be stranger than fiction.