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Subject: Re: The Next Work


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Liz
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Date Posted: Mon, Apr 18 2005, 20:16:18 GMT
In reply to: Jamie O'Neill 's message, "Re: The Next Work" on Tue, Apr 12 2005, 20:35:57 GMT

>because I'd like to visit
>MacMurrough again, and visit Jim, too, and see how
>they're getting on.)

I think that would be my dream come true, actually, and sadly. (I do have other dreams, I really do!)

>After Alexander, it seems unlikely.

Is that because of the (very poor) quality, or the way they seemed to disregard the sexual side of his relationship with Hephaistion? Are you afraid they would do the same thing with "At Swim"? Actually, that's a proper concern, sadly - of course, that also depends on the maker of the film, who's involved, etc. If nothing else, I sincerely hope Oliver Stone doesn't get involved - his treatment of Alexander the Great had me mad for a week. It's also a bad sign when one of the saddest parts of the story is practically turned into an accidental farce. (Hephaistion's death? What a horrible piece of filmmaking.)

>Then
>again, I have this idea for a novel set in America, in
>Delaware, say, or Florida, in the 10th Century. Only
>it's not called America, but Nova Roma. For the Roman
>Empire did not fall, the Christians were expelled
>(Google Emperor Julian the Apostate and imagine he had
>not died young); there were no Dark Ages.

The whole idea is brilliant! It would give you so much to work out, and so many great things to juggle - what *would* the world be like, had the Roman Empire not fallen? It seems like such a defining part of history, that working around it just sounds like, well, a good time.

>My Roman boy falls in love with a
>Christian boy, and he must pretend to his friends that
>yes, they do make love, and he must keep to himself
>the terrible shoddy secret of their chaste embraces.

Oh my, now that's reversal! What a brilliant and witty idea.

And, I've said this before - I think we're all willing to wait for however long it takes you to write the next thing, no matter what it is.

-Liz

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Patrick
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Date Posted: Thu, Apr 21 2005, 10:26:17 GMT

Speak for yourself Liz :P , I can't wait to read his next 'Whatever', be it short story or novel. :)



"And, I've said this before - I think we're all willing
to wait for however long it takes you to write the
next thing, no matter what it is."

-Liz

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