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January 7th, 2005
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Shone on Wodehouse
He wrote over 100 novels in under 90 years, with minimum variation along the way, producing ink rather more in the manner of a squid than a writer.
--Tom Shone, "Wodehouse and Beckett: Their Secret Kinship Revealed", The New York Observer, Nov 22nd 2004

Current Mood: tired
Current Music: Philip Glass -- Mishima

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Date:January 7th, 2005 02:04 am (UTC)
In reference to the music -- is that as in Yukio Mishima?
Date:January 7th, 2005 01:33 pm (UTC)

My parents — especially my mother — like Wodehouse, but I was never drawn to his work (and have too small a sample to know of the variation).
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Date:January 7th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC)
I'd like to meet the squid that could write, "Ice formed on the butler's upper slopes".
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Date:January 7th, 2005 05:12 pm (UTC)
Maybe "minimum variation along the way" is true, but what he did repeat was mostly original and funny, and occasionally quite outstanding and hilarious.

Not a squid. Perhaps an octopus. Writing 8 stories at the same time, and getting a little confused here and there. Not a squid.

And ooh.
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