Thursday, October 14, 2004

Odds and Ends

Today I finally got back to turning out new pages, although the day was shortened by clearing away several other chores that have been neglected lately. I'm far behind where I need to be on the current book but think I can still write myself out of the hole. I'm going to try, anyway.

I'm still reading MONTANA RIDES and enjoying it. This one has a more hardboiled tone and a tighter writing style than some of Faust's novels. The plot seems awfully familiar, though, like it might be a variation of one that he used in another book. Of course, I know that there are only so many plots and I'm bound to have encountered a variation of this one somewhere else, but it strikes me that Faust himself used it more than once.

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