Yet Another Graphomaniacs Compendium
Tuesday, June 04, 2002

Thinks.











I have been reading Thinks by David Lodge. A mildly interesting intellectual romp, let down by average characters. The main male character is monstrously unsympathetic, yet his intellectual positions (such as I have) are not a million miles from my own. Also his inability to sympathise with people well, or conceal his own opinons when they differ from those of others. His only excuse is that he is (mostly) right. Intellectually, at least. The body is something that the mind cannot exist without. Science is different from all other belief systems for the simple reason that it is the only one that asks people that who subscribe to it to falsify things, rather than unquesioningly accept them, or impose them via political power. Anyone who argues that all belief systems are equally valid and all is relative is talking nonsense.



The other thing that struck me about it was the writing, there was the theme that when you decide to be a writer, you must keep writing, no matter what. This is another bow in my arrow of self-recrimination for giving up, but programming and creative writing just don't mix, cognitively or socially.

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