- Seattle, WA, USA
- member since November 17, 2011
Ryan Winfield’s last login was Friday, October 25, 2013.
I'm sorry about that, but still, you are keeping company with some writers who are none to shabby themselves . You are hanging out on my 4 star Shelf with the likes of Gabriel Maquel-Ruiz, John Irving, Dean Koontz, Joyce Carol Oates, Caleb Carr, Stephen King, Amy Tan, Richard Yates, Richard Bach, Eric Segal, George Orwell and Tom Clancy to name but a few. So, it's all good. And yes, I have faith you will prove me right!
Absolutely, "The Loser." I WAS thinking "Gargoyles" but for the artist, good choice. I would like to know your impression, if possible. Just curious. Your review (uhmm, or mine?) is on Amazon & Shelfari by the way. I said a few good things. : )
Well, you're welcome, but really, thank YOU, for a good read. Also, I may have spoken out of turn, with the implication of similarity between Bernhard and McCarthy. Bernhard has a dark, twisted pathos unlike any other. Madman or Genius? Debatable. Or maybe a Mad Genius, lol. I referenced him because like you, he defies rules of conventional "grammar" technique, he makes every sentence count and he certainly has no problem "going there." That being said, he's not for everyone, but if you can get past some of his bitter vitriol, the language itself is exquisite. I'm glad lil ole me can help you channel your inner teen. But pondering a role reversal, I hear you. It's a good thing when both parties are happy with the outcome, yes?
I just thought I would tell you that yes, I did enjoy reading your book. Actually, more than that. I will post a review, but I tend to wait a couple of days, mull things over. I will say this. I'm a fast reader by nature, and many books flow in a manner conducive to that. You're book, rather your style, forced me to slow down, which is a good thing. I see you love Cormac McCarthy. I'm just curious, have you read any Thomas Bernhard? Same thing. Every sentence, every word counts.
I will. It did "catch" me from the beginning, and I'm one of those who must be caught soon. So that's good. Trevor has just blown off the little waitress and is settling down to wash clothes. I can already tell you I like it, but, yes, that's just a instinctive reaction. Got a ways to go. I was reading a book a day, then, poof, maybe burn-out. Gotta get kick-started again.