As an English major, I try to quantify for my non-literate friends what good literature is. Often, it has nothing to do with the quality of the prose; rather, is it original? The Dice Man is one of the most original books I have ever read in my life, and I've read a lot of books. As mentioned before, it had an enormous influence on my life.
The same can be said for The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey. I have read that book so many times and I am simply amazed by its originality. Abbey's prose isn't great, but the idea of that book inspired the Earth First movement. It could inspire you to dump a little sand and sugar into the fuel tank of some earth-moving equipment!
Well it looks like lady luck was on your side
And you didn't roll snake eyes lol
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English majors...self-anointed keepers of the flame.
I do agree with you about Ed Abbey...we owe him much.
It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
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The nice thing is that it can be added to a whoopie sling at any time. It's just one of many good ideas buried in the forum that needs to be brought up once in a while for the newer members.