--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Joy Matkowski" <jmatkowski1@...>
> Congratulations, Dave. That's a good review---the noir story line, the
> statement that it suits these depression times, and even saying the
> a bargain!
> (And the last book review I read there was about "ex-patriots" living
> abroad; you've been spared anything egregious.)
Congrats to Dave for getting a good review. I look forward to reading
the novel. As to expatriates, when will the natural words "emigrants"
or "emigrés" replace it? Expatriates, no matter how you spell it, has
a certain weirdness to it. It's like the people who emigrated have
done something wrong. Back to our normal programming.
Do you guys think that the regime change and the bad times will bring
with it some great literature, like the previous great depression? I
would like to see less serial killer stuff and more stories that
relate to ordinary people and their lives.
And finally a question. Does anybody have figures about the percentage
of the US population that is pretty much constantly drugged, be it
with pharmaceuticals or with other drugs? It came up the other day in
a conversation but nobody could cite a source (the conjectural
consensus, unsubstantiated, was that the percentage is very high,
scarily so). But without figures, such a consensus is hot air...
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