REVIEWS: Russell's Reviews Volume One # 11
arspitzer at earthlink.net
Mon Mar 31 20:11:38 PDT 2008
Tom Russell wrote:
> EGGPLANT THE EASTER MIRACLE KOMODO DRAGON # 3 [Mar
> 17], Spitzer
> In the writer's notes accompanying this story,
> Arthur Spitzer says that "This is pretty horrible",
> and I must say this is one case where I emphatically
> disagree with the arthur's own interpretation of his
> Stories like this one are actually pretty awesome.
> First off, it's balls-out hilarious. Every line is
> funny-- even the ones that aren't. I can't say that
> the story appeals to the heart, as it isn't exactly
> sentimental, or even that it appeals to the brain,
> because the last thing it has anything to do with is
> This is a story that appeals directly to the
> funny-bone. The constant, almost arbitrary surprises
> and peculiar turns of phrase create a kind of
> surrealism unhampered by the pretensions of
> surrealists; this is a story that exists purely to
> exist, purely to entertain and frighten us and to make
> us say, "what the fuck was that", over and over again.
> "This is pretty horrible," Arthur said, "but I felt
> I needed to write it anyway."
> And to that I say, Don't fight it. Feed your
> impulse, Arthur. Follow this whacked-out muse of
> yours. The end results are too glorious and rewarding
> to ignore it.
You're too kind, Tom.
Glad you like it...
I guess for a two hour rush job it could be worse...
Of course the stuff I'm writing for the RACCies ceremony
will be really horrible. :)
(Although at least Martin wrote a big chunk of that so it
won't be all bad)...
Arthur "Tallying ballots" Spitzer
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