This Writing Life
Writer and psychologist.
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The Author Who’d Never Read Dickens. I’m deeply impressed by that. It’s like someone who’s never listened to the Beatles.
I wish I had never read Woolfe so that I could read her for the first time again. But I am amazed about Dickens. I thought everyone had at least read “A Christmas Carol”! I read that book every year at this time to get myself in the Christmas mood.
Thanks, Tim. Two confessions: I’m a Beatles fan, and I’ve just realised that we read Great Expectations during GCSE English, so I’ve read Dickens after all (but only that one…)
To the Lighthouse. I think it is her best book.
Thanks, Tom. I’ll check it out.
You know, I’m just going to come out and say it… I think the Beatles are overrated.
Don’t get me wrong. I was a huge fan until a couple of years ago. Then I got into the radio business and got their songs played in my ear all the time (damned repetitive commercial radio.)
I think everyone goes through a Beatles stage — I went through mine in college, and probably played the songs too much. Now they sound a bit banal because I’ve heard them a billion times each…
I do not know the personal names of my favorite rock band, except the lead singer.
Queenie, I’m deeply shocked.
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