Conrad's Fate

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Fri May 27 19:53:16 EDT 2005


--- minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:
> I wrote:
> 
> >> My problem with this book is very simple: I keep
> calling it *Conrad's
> >> Castle*  (snip)  Now
> I need to find a copy
> of *Conrad's Castle* so that DWJ doesn't arise up in
> her monolithic might
> and slay me for miscalling her latest work: if I can
> prove that my constant
> slips in the matter are based on a real text, she
> may allow me to live.  At
> the moment she doesn't really believe it exists.
> 
> I'd like to have it anyway, because as I remember it
> Conrad was a fine and
> determined stubborn cuss impossible to deflect from
> his purpose however
> impossible, and not enough books for small children
> have the message that
> aspiring outside the reasonable  is reasonable.
>
When I ordered it at the local bookshop I kept calling
it "Conrad's End". I don't know where I got that from,
perhaps anticipating an extremely unpleasant fate for
C, or maybe just a case of DWJ meets EM Forster.

Jon

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