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3 Responses to "Book News for Monday, February 13, 2006"
February 13, 2006 at 06:19 PM
Um, I'm pretty sure Brockman was joking. He keeps using this "humor" thing to liven up the news. Sure is irritating to laugh when I'm trying to read.
February 13, 2006 at 03:24 PM
pipi, i disagree! are you a dummy? Brockman is one of the most talaented blogggers i have ever had the time to read, and i like him! beside, melville is REALLY boring. i so bet that you can't even make it past moby dicks first picture! you try, silly smartguy.
February 13, 2006 at 03:22 PM
it is wonderful to see herman melville's name in the same sentence with the illustrious james frey. i am curious, Conquistador Brockman, did you bother read the entire article and notice this small but significant paragraph at its closing: "Does it matter to what degree the young seaman-turned-writer mingled fiction with fact? Mr. Thompson suggests Typee is 'a romance, but based on actual experience.' When he visited Nuku Hiva for the 2003 conference, he found that Melville had 'evoked the place pretty well.' Besides, he says, 'you have a novelist here, a budding novelist, and his impulse is to tell a good story.'" this would seem to debunk your overtly erroneous 'i'll bet he never even sailed on a whaling ship' comment, which did make me chuckle, what with it being obviously based on such cursory reading habits. otherwise, fabulous job! i am sure that michael powell would be proud . . .
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