THE PLANK SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
So declared Dan Brown at the launch party for his new book The Lost Symbol. In a related literary observation, he noted that "The best part of a novel is the interior dialogue"--I think he means "monologue" here--"that you don't get in a movie or in actual life." Of course, you do get it in movies that feature voiceover and, in "actual life," if your own thoughts are accessible to you. Still, I take his point.
I woke up this morning anticipating a quiet Sunday at home ... and now I'm a few minutes away from the U.S. Capitol.
You're a teacher, Robert — improvise!
Made it ... again.
A budding romance, maybe?
Who is this monster?!
I need that pyramid and capstone ... and I'm running out of time.
You can find more of Brown's Joycean experimentation here.