This Writing Life
Writer and psychologist.
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That was a shotgun blast. Bear with me while I try to track the random pellets. 🙂
Re: The Road — yes, this one hit me with the prose and style. It’s not the story I would choose to tell, but I can’t help but admire the discipline in its simplicity and style. It’s kind of a slap in the face to the ‘Everything and Kitchen Sink’ approach. McCarthy illustrates well how less is more, and a little can go a long, long way.
Re: Your concepts… interesting. I’ve got a fair bit of time-goofing in my stories. And one character which I’ve had on the backburner for a while has a chip in his head. The funny thing is my version of these concepts couldn’t be further from yours in almost every other aspect. Not even the same ballpark.
Ah… that familiar sea of memes in which we all float. Siblings of Skiffy.
Tis a troubled sea, O my brother.
McCarthy’s other stuff is great too (though you probably know that). Blood Meridian (western) is excellent, as is No Country for Old Men (modern thriller). Can’t read enough of his stuff.
re: my concepts. Yeah, Spinoza lives on. Oh the bleakness. 🙂
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