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Ian Miller
5 years ago

Lost what? Or that the writer was lost?

Ian Miller
5 years ago
Reply to  Douglas Wilson

Ah!

"A" dad
"A" dad
5 years ago
Reply to  Douglas Wilson

Even the frogs?????

Rob Steele
Rob Steele
5 years ago
Reply to  Douglas Wilson

Ever read P.D. James? Every character is lost except for the most humble and insignificant one over in the corner. That character turns out to be the light of the whole book. Downside: she really likes the word “autumnal”.

"A" dad
"A" dad
5 years ago
Reply to  Rob Steele

Oh wait……,I am thinking of P. D. Eastman,
And the classic,
Go Dog Go!
????????

jigawatt
jigawatt
5 years ago
Reply to  "A" dad

Now it is day. The sun is up. Now is the time for all dogs to get up.

Carson Spratt
5 years ago
Reply to  Douglas Wilson

There’s a good deal of “found” in the sequel, Sweet Thursday.

jon
jon
5 years ago

It is indeed an excellent book, and at the same time a very sad picture of people.

D. D. Douglas
D. D. Douglas
5 years ago

An excellent summary, pretty much covering everything, succinctly.

When I re-read it several years ago, I was struck by one passage where Mack, on behalf of himself and his boys, offered to stay in one of Lee Chong’s outbuildings–suggesting that their presence would provide protection that Lee Chong would otherwise not have. The ensuing description of Lee Chong’s on-the-spot mental analysis and calculus regarding the offer is captivating and brilliant. One of the most memorable narratives I’ve ever come across.