Occam’s Razor

August 5, 2007

Andrew Eliot’s Diary

Filed under: Uncategorized — lesturla @ 9:01 pm

I blame Andrew Eliot’s diary for the emotive upsurges. Andrew Eliot is a character in Erich Segal’s The Class. Good story, too bad it’s not written well. It still is one of the most influential books I’ve ever read coz I read it during an impressionable age.

The Class may not be something you’d like to read if you’re in your twenties specially if you go for Hemingway-ish prose, but Segal definitely will score points on Dickensian character build up but falls short ultimately on sustaining life to the story by using an idle writing style — in parts it felt like a reading an outline for a novel — a very long outline at that. I still loved it because when you’re in your teens, you would love anything that makes you live and study in Harvard albeit vicariously through fictional characters.

But going back — Andrew Eliot, Coldplay, even Radiohead all can be a bit well — depressing. Last I heard depressing died along with Cobain. I am rammmbblinggg.

I need to detox soon. The US Open is at least three weeks away. Crap! Withdrawal na to. I need my tennis fix!

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