Friday, July 27, 2007

Shoeless Joe Quote

One more quote from W. P. Kinsella's masterpiece:

"But mostly the arrivals will be couples who have withered and sickened of the contrived urgency of their lives."

That's the J.D. Salinger character finishing his spiel about why people will come to an Iowa farm to watch ghosts play baseball.


1 comment:

DocTorDee said...

I've read to about page 50 of Shoeless Joe. It's pretty good. The parts about his wife and daughter are kinda contrived (they are just too perfect); however, the co-inkydinks that play themselves out in the novel are well worth the read so far.

I'm a big believer that if you create the proper opportunity and send out the right psychic energy, you can do just about anything you want. So, the whole "Build it and he will come" notion speaks pretty strongly to me.