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  • Don't fret yarb. We're good people :->

    October 12, 2008

  • In isolation I agree it's unappealing, but it's in the key of the novel; Mt Silpius has a character of its own. The sentence feels OK in context.

    Often when I leave a citation I fret that people will take against the source work for this reason.

    October 12, 2008

  • That second sentence doesn't appeal to me at all.

    October 12, 2008

  • The awnings flapped and fluttered, the green-and-gold banner carried by one of the bodyguard snapped in the wind. Mount Silpius, continually surprising in its mountainness, seemed itself surprised to find itself where it was, surprised to find that the present moment had indeed arrived.

    - Russell Hoban, Pilgermann, 1983

    October 12, 2008