Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Second time's a charm?

Received a nice email from a fellow writer, William Powell Jr.--he does both columns and fiction--who said he read my book twice this past weekend, and...

Twice?

Does that mean SHAM is the kind of book you just can't put down? Or that the writing is so dense and impenetrable that you can't absorb anything on the first run-through? (I've had students tell me that they read a given paragraph of mine three or four times, and I suspect it's not because they just loved my phrasing...)

But applying the rules of positive thought, I shall choose to regard the glass as half full here.... So thank you for the nice compliment, Mr. Powell. And go ahead, live it up--read it a third time if you like...

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