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Her Post For Friday, 20 May, 2011.......
There are so many great authors who have inspired me over the years. I often wonder what it would be like to spend a day with them. If I could spend a day with only one, it would be so hard to choose. But in the end, I would have to go with JRR Tolkien. The man was seriously a genius and I imagine his brain would be kind of like mine, seeing something mundane and ordinary in a way no one else could even imagine. I can tell he is a very visual person, like me, by the vivid descriptions in his books. And I would also love to hear his opinion of Peter Jackson's interpretation of his vision.
Hhhmmmm.....This is not an easy question to answer, because while I enjoy many authors' novels, I really don't know a thing about them personally. Spending a day with them would certainly be enlightening, but what a debaucle it would be to discover that I disliked the person behind the stories. Would it ruin my opinions of 'post visit' works? I wonder.
That being said, .....here goes.....
Mark Twain. From the essays, short stories, and novels I've read, I believe that we would spend an enjoyable day in crotchety-like comraderie over social ills, stupidity, philosophy...etc., etc.,.....
His dark humor and dry wit make his writings some of the best I've read. Personal favorites I would recommend are:
1. A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court
2. Advice To Young People (A commencment speech he once gave....no kidding)
3. The Story of The Bad Little Boy
4. Extracts From Adam's Diary
5. Eve's Diary
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