Wednesday, February 07, 2007


3 novels at 11

It’s been quite a while but I don’t think more than two people ever visit this room so I can bloody well say anything I like and nobody will notice or care even if I say anything potentially libelous like saying some politicians are retarded (and almost quite literally quite true too - some anyway)…which brings me to what I really want to say and that is this: Read a fascinating article by the novelist Zoe Williams in the guardian online today about this child genius of 11 who already wrote three novels!

Three novels at 11? The article unfortunately didn’t say if any of these are published or if they are any good but still, this is mighty impressive. Yes, there are some child prodigies in other arts like paintings – Picasso for example- and there are plenty in sports but to write novels at 11? This is somehow quite different and to me more incredible than say anna kuornikova whacking tennis balls when she was a toddler or something.…I couldn’t even write a decent paragraph before I was twenty …

But I can’t really recall any books written by anybody below say 25 that I really like except one that I truly love…le grand meaulnes by alain Fournier . Read this when I was in my early twenties and it gave such an effect on me and as it was such a poignant and romantic story I gave a copy as a wedding gift to one of my friends but I didn’t get any comment from him and most likely he didn’t read it too…

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