Now as to the book, I really think I would rather talk about the Jazz and their 9 game losing streak. 1000 Pages come on ladies; I can barely make it through a Laffy Taffy Joke. I would be lying if I said I read all 1000. There were parts as Becca said that drug on, and on, and on.
I would like to focus on a little something from everyone’s posts this week. From Becca’s blog I would like to mention the bird, I mean the second part issue, completely agree, that’s where pages started getting skipped.
Sarahs writings were a little too personal for me to be able to say I agree or disagree. I can say that what she said about loving some one in spite of everything is an important message, also I agree with her about the recommendation, I am not giving this my “Cameron’s Seal of Approval” (You would be surprised how many people rely on my seal of approval.)
From Kaycee I had similar thoughts about how Mailer could have obtained so much information and could “talk about people’s motivations, secret desires ….” The only thought that kept coming to my head in answer to this was the book Jay’s Journal. If you are not familiar with it, do not become familiar with it. It’s a based on a true story. I have met some of the family, and heard the real story, and the load of lies that were told has ruined the family. It was a number one for 30 weeks or something like that. So apparently it was well written and was indicated that it was the “truth”, but I know there was a lot of it made up for the sake of the story. That’s what I kept wondering if Mailer had done. If he had taken the liberty to “fill in the blanks”
I think I agree most with JP. I only wanted to be done with the book, and I kept thinking how glad I was that I had not bought the book for my personal collection.
There is too much negativity in the world, too much anger, and hatred, the Beatles really had it right, “All you need is love”, but not the kind Gary expressed. The word selfish was mentioned a couple of times, and that’s what I kept thinking. Gary may have been clinically messed up in the head, but he really was selfish and evil. Having grown up in Provo I have heard the stories, never in such vivid detail though. I can honestly say I wish I had not heard them so vividly now.
So to anyone who read it, I say smile and remember that there is a lot of good in the world! And have a great weekend!
PS Pardon the spelling I am in a rush today and have not had time to proof-read this, or even send it to my editor.