Sunday, November 14, 2010

"I mean, when you've loved and lost the way Alice has, then you know what life's about"

You know what the title of my book should be? Yes I Can, If Alice Munro Says It's Okay.

I had to forcibly put yet another of her books aside the other night because every time I read or re-read one of her stories, and then try to do some of my own writing, a tiny, limo-driving Bruno Kirby pops up in my head saying, "I would never tell you this, but... this, this is a fad."

7 comments:

JY said...

Oh, is this part of that trilogy you’re working on in the first-person (which is the saddest of all narratives—people weep instantly when they hear it)? What’s it called again?

nathan said...

I'm very influenced by Beckett and Cheever, and this book is sort of in between those two. It's a Beever book, really.

GarBut said...

Is JY your troll?

nathan said...

No, unless my troll decided to actually try and be funny.

My troll has been banned, but he/she still keeps trying to smear his poop here. It's sad, in a way. But also very funny.

JY said...

I'm a fan, actually. I didn't mean to come across as a troll. I'm sorry. You know what? Will you do something for me?

(*bends over*)

Just kick my ass, okay? Enjoy. Come on. Kick this ass for a man, that's all. I'm not asking, I'm telling. Kick my ass.

nathan said...

Don't worry: I could tell you were such a fan of my blog. Not my blog personally, but the whole genre of blogging.

GarBut said...

JY, I reread both of your posts, this time in D minor, and they are much funnier.