Has your literary work ever been publicly shredded? I’m not referring to valid criticism, of course. I’m talking about verbal disemboweling, about those vicious, nasty, condescending slams that make your soul curl up in disgust.
I read this book while I was coming down with the flu, and as sick as I was, and as miserable as I was, and as much as I just wanted to close my eyes and think of clean snow, I couldn’t put it down. I have never had a reaction like that to a book this experimental. I’ve thought they were funny before, brilliant before, even engaging, but I have never read a book without traditional characters or plot with such avid determination from cover to cover.
Three days later, Hou Yi led his followers to hunt but Peng Meng pretended to be ill and was left. Then Peng Meng, sword in hand, rush into the inner chamber to force Chang E to give him elixir. It was impossible for Chang E to defeat Peng Meng so she decided to take up the elixir and swallowed it in one gulp. Then she floated off the ground, dashed out of the window and flew toward heaven. Peng Meng escaped.
18 plays of Shakespeare came out only after his death. But the surprising thing about this is that there is no mention of them in Shakespeare’s will which is a very detailed document listing his properties with instructions about how to deal with them. But nowhere in it does Shakespeare allude to his unpublished plays which certainly were his most prized possessions.
There are so many people, all over the world, who have contributed their talents to society and have impacted people all over. Some of these people may be poets, athletes, authors, musicians, scientists, and more. There is one person, however, that has made a significant impact on society throughout the years – Virginia Woolf. Virginia Woolf was an English author, essayist, publisher, and writer of short stories, and was known as one of the most popular modernist figuras literarias of the twentieth century. She was a member of the Bloomsburg Group which was a group of writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists who held informal discussions in Bloomsbury throughout the 20th century.
Parker – I had the opportunity to interview producer Mark Johnson during the release of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, and he commented that no one even sneezed on set without clearing it first with you. I get the impression that you are very protective of this property.
Though my genre tends to mystery/suspense, ala John D. MacDonald, Dean Koontz, or Clive Cussler, I quickly found myself embroiled in a world of illegal fight clubs beneath the streets of Manhattan. Much to my surprise, I liked it! Vaughn has a hell of a way with words. The characters and dialogue are enticing. I began to crave more of Vaughn’s world every day. And when I finished one book, I sought out the next, and the next. Yeah, I’m hooked, big time.
I have a copy of Gaines beautiful novel on my bookshelf, where it will remain until I die. In this novel, Gaines brilliantly tells the story of a young man who is sentenced to die. The book was published in 1993 and chosen as an Oprah Book Club selection in 1997. If you are pro death penalty, I urge you to read Gaines beautiful novel.