Dan Brown
I hope your neighbors agree with you! (nm)
Sun Nov 13, 2022 11:44

  • Olds/ it is only fair to tell you...,.Joyce A. Aros, Sun Nov 13 2022 11:18
    ...that you are talking to someone who never completed the fifth grade and so am considered a fourth grade idiot. What that amounts to is I haven't the faintest idea what the heck you are talking about,... more
    • In other wordsolds, Sun Nov 13 2022 12:05
      what we have here is a failure to communicate? Tell you what. Let's make a deal. If I accept half the blame for not expressing myself clearly (or perhaps too clearly since clarity, like compression, so... more
      • Joyce Aros!Sharon Cunningham, Mon Nov 14 2022 13:31
        Olds, wordsmith that you are.... please know that you are 100% correct in that Joyce Aros is In wonderful company... and she can dang well hold her own with the lot of them!
      • Olds/ a good deal....Joyce A. Aros, Sun Nov 13 2022 13:54
        ...I have no trouble accepting responsibility. I'd just like Spicer and a few others to be held accountable if only in absentia. (spelling?) And I thank you for reassuring me that lack of sufficient... more
      • Forgot to add--olds, Sun Nov 13 2022 12:31
        Faulkner was a high school dropout as well. Anyone see a pattern here? Thomas, not Tom, Wolfe, on the other hand, had a graduate degree from Harvard, which perhaps explains why he is virtually unreadable.... more
        • Faulkner ages well (nm)Dan Brown, Sun Nov 13 2022 18:58
          • Exactly.olds, Sun Nov 13 2022 19:48
            And like many if not most writers of his caliber, not that there are many, his work benefits from re-reading. Someone, a teacher probably, once counseled me that one of the criteria when appraising... more
            • Yes, absolutelyDan Brown, Tue Nov 15 2022 10:55
              We grow together, the book and I. There is an alchemy in the experience.
              • That's the word,olds, Tue Nov 15 2022 14:55
                and it's a good one--alchemy. Only the best work affords the reader that experience. (There's a reason it's called the PHILOSOPHER'S stone.) Evan Connell, he of the terrific "Son of the Morning Star,"... more
    • I hope your neighbors agree with you! (nm) — Dan Brown, Sun Nov 13 2022 11:44