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This is the way the world ends [Mar. 22nd, 2001|10:48 pm]
Roy Janik
OR: God loves the atheists best, because they're the ones who take him the most seriously.

Found another James Morrow book at 1/2 Price Books today. It's called The Wine of Violence, and it's his first published work. For those of you who don't know, he writes tales in the satirical/fantastical style of Swift, with a heavy dose of emotions thrown in.

I'm not here to expound on how good he is. I just want to make an observation. In most of his books, the protagonist has a child... who dies. I'm beginning to worry about the man.

Hmmm... let me check.

As usual, Google answers my question. From the man himself:

"I have a 22-year-old daughter and a 12-year-old son, and I'm happy to report that they've never faced the particular horrors that menace the children in The Continent of Lies, This Is The Way The World Ends, City of Truth, and The Eternal Footman. God knows, Kathy and Christopher have had their setbacks, but what you're encountering in my fiction is not any actual disaster in my children's lives but my bedrock fear of losing them."

Yeah, so nevermind.

[User Picture]From: flajuie
2001-03-23 05:59 am (UTC)

This soup calls for matter AND antimatter

How do you inject emotionalism into deadpan satire?

(a modest proposal meets indecent proposal? I'll give you a million dollars if you eat this baby?)
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From: ex_foot17
2001-03-23 06:41 am (UTC)

Re: This soup calls for matter AND antimatter

Ah, A Modestly Indecent Proposal. Classic.
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