--- In Julian-Mayfirstname.lastname@example.org
, "newbobble" <me@...> wrote:
> I was just wondering how many people on this list actually write as
> well as read; ... just wondering if anybody else
> spends their day hunched over a keyboard for fun, recreation or
Well, yes, when I am not hunched over garden design and planting
projects. Just got reconnected to the Web today via high speed DSL,
and am catching up on research for a regional gardening website ...
first planned short humor piece is "To Fool a Mockingbird" (required
doing in two murderously thorny barberries, but the birds no longer
strafe from the rear when I am bent over my prized perennials).
Whatever happened to the plans for a comprehensive Julian May
website? Retirement or no, I think this is still in order. Her work
is too significant to be lost in the rush.
More on writing: Bits of this and that, but no fiction in the near
future ... I am in a reading phase, from the ever-present Saga/Milieu
and Stephen King's contrapuntal Dark Tower series, to related works
(well, I at least see a relationship) including Rushdie's 'Satanic
Verses', Pynchon's 'Against the Day', et al.
More on reading: Has anyone noticed the very chilling likeness of
Maragaret Atwood's Crake character (from 'Oryx and Crake') to our own
Marc Remillard? I will NEVER eat another chicken nugget (though I'd
love to have a rakunk of my very own).
Suggested antidote for those who have read 'Oryx and Crake' (makes
Huxley and Orwell look like acolytes of Little Mary Sunshine): David
Wroblewski's 'The Story of Edgar Sawtelle' -- a magnificent first
novel about a boy and his dogs and his homicidal uncle.
Still persisting stubbornly,
PS - What with all the politicians doing cameos in movies these days,
maybe we should cast Dick Cheney as SebiGomnol.