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another way in…….

Posted in Helen Jones - Wordly Images by hellyj on March 13, 2009

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another way in.........

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  1. dana said, on March 18, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    there’s always a way in right? I mean, sometimes it just takes some creativity, some humour and a whole lot of determination.

  2. hellyj said, on March 18, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Abso-bloody-lutely! And, in the same token, there is always a way out…………I think our mutual friend, PC, needs a little direction and determination……

  3. dana said, on March 18, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    i concur. am determined to get in to help him find that way out. sometimes that atlantic seems so vast!

    i would like to meet you one day.

  4. hellyj said, on March 18, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    yes…..tell me about it! he needs guidance big time and it will have to be from a distance for the time being.

    anyone who had The World According To Garp in their reading list is definitely someone I would like to meet 🙂

  5. dana said, on March 18, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    i have had a not so secret crush on John Irving for years. T.S. Garp is one of my all time favourite characters in literature….as is Owen Meaney.

    Watch out for the undertoads. 🙂

    maybe i should pass that warning to old harbour puss, mr c.

  6. hellyj said, on March 18, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    I went through a phase of reading John Irving a few years back. Have you read Hotel New Hampshire? Stuffed dogs and bears on motorcycles!! classic stuff…..hilarious.
    ‘Garp made me sob out loud when he speeds into the driveway, smashes into the back of the other car and Walt is flung forward and killed and Duncan loses his eye on the broken gear shift stick 😦

    watch out for the undertoads……..I forgot that line and I used to use it all the time when I was by the ocean. Yes, there is a darkness lurking beneath for sure that PC needs to watch out that he doesn’t get dragged under so far that he can’t get out!

  7. dana said, on March 19, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    I loved Hotel New Hampshire….read it years ago. But, clearly sticks in my mind. I remember reading the chapter about entitled Sorrow Floats while commuting on a bus in Toronto….and just about wet myself laughing out loud.

    The scene when Walt died did me in too…..forever etched in my memory

    what has always intrigued me about Irving’s risk taking writing is how he tackles powerful topics and humanizes them in such a bittersweet heart tugging way. Cider House Rules was another classic, and the only one I believe which translated properly onto film. I think because Irving wrote the screenplay. He had the touch it needed.

    The other author I adore and will read anything she puts out there is Anne Tyler. I would love to be able to write like her.

  8. dana said, on March 19, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    I honestly believe he will figure it out with a little help from his friends and some good walks in the wild….. long haul, but all the more life affirming and learning. good for writing too. 🙂


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