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Robert C. Day

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Held Child

His hands

So small

Yet perfect.

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Robert Day is on page 418 of 480 of True Tales of American Life: Some really powerful stuff here. Goosepimples and crying and the like.
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Paul Auster is the kind of writer I aspire to be. His prose is deep, compelling and fluid. He makes you want to read on and he makes it easy for you to do so. I now want to dig the other half-dozen books I have by him in the attic and read them immed ...more
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To be honest, I got this book for the wife (who thoroughly enjoyed it and gave it a five-star rating) but didn't really intend to read it myself. Then it turned up on my to-read shelf and so I read it.

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I was confused (and couldn't figure out what was happening) at first and so it took me three attempts to get past page two, but once I got into it I thoroughly enjoyed this surreal little book (originally a short story in a volume of others).

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Robert Day Hallelujah! The floodgates have opened, the constipation is over, the words have flown their coop! I have written my first short story since my schooldays and I feels good! ok, it's probably quite short - 8 pages x 23 lines x 7.5 words per line = about 1380 words, but that's not the point - I have written - yay!

It just came to me while I was reading 102 Ways to Write a Novel: Indispensable Advice for the Writer of Fiction that I know all sorts of things about how a story shouldn't be, so why not just write like that deliberately, in a jokey, kind of self-depreciating manner, without worrying how it comes out, and then at the end of the story I can just, kinda demonstrate that I do know what I'm doing (hopefully); so I did just that.

I sat down at 6am this morning and started writing and it flowed really easily, once I'd decided not to worry how bad it might be; in fact that was the point: to make it bad and break all the rules. Then as I was walking to work, the rest of the story just came to me, and then (naughtily) wrote it down when I was supposed to be working.

I'm really happy now. Wheee!


Little Miss Esoteric Best to you, Robert. :D:D


Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell Hello, Robert! Thanks for adding me as a friend! Ahh, the library. My favorite place as a kid. And now you're a Goodreads Librarian! Very fitting!


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