More, Please

From Booking through Thursday, this week’s question.

Almost everyone can name at least one author that you would love just ONE more book from. Either because they’re dead, not being published any more, not writing more, not producing new work for whatever reason . . . or they’ve aged and aren’t writing to their old standards any more . . . For whatever reason, there just hasn’t been anything new (or worth reading) of theirs and isn’t likely to be.

If you could have just ONE more book from an author you love . . . a book that would be as good any of their best (while we’re dreaming) . . . something that would round out a series, or finish their last work, or just be something NEW . . . Who would the author be, and why? Jane Austen? Shakespeare? Laurie Colwin? Kurt Vonnegut?

I really need George RR Martin to finish the next installment of Song of Ice and Fire. Does that count?

When I finished reading through Jane Austen and Edith Wharton, I absolutely wished for more. I wish that CS Lewis had written another fantasy like Till We Have Faces, or finished one of the stories in The Dark Tower (a collection of unfinished works). I’m curious to know what Harper Lee could’ve done. I wish that there were a book about Becky Thatcher to sit along side Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.

I’m on a work trip that has me so busy that my brain couldn’t even process the Lindsay Lohan article in People Magazine. Home Saturday, not a moment too soon.

3 thoughts on “More, Please”

  1. I’d have liked to have Louis L’Amour had time to finish the sequel to “The Walking Drum”.

    There was an awkward sentence. Let me try again…

    If Louis L’Amour were still alive, I would like him to complete the sequel to “The Walking Drum”.

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