Re: RARA-AVIS: Gold Medal Month

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 12 Aug 2002

OK, but if he had called it _Death in the Back of the Bus_, we would all be calling White a prescient pioneer. Or he could have called it _On the Road_. You will admit that he had bad luck with the title...

I have not read this book (I've never seen a copy of it), but that opening paragraph is not promising. It reminds me of speakers who shuffle papers around and talk to themselves while the audience waits (and then say no, of course they don't need a microphone).



"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." Mark Twain

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