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Sunday, February 12, 2006

On Harvey & Eck - DAY EIGHT

Holy Cleveland (erm, Toledo), I am like the Crunch! (At least to the extent Erin was just finally beginning to think I wouldn't ever get around to the final trimester of the twelve days of review. Probably not remotely to the extent of provoking a Harvey-esque carnal reaction in women. But I digress.)

I just discovered something about Harvey & Eck. Something structural. Something brilliant. Actually, I guess I should say that at least for me, this reader reading this book this time, I just experienced what I believe to be a discovery. About this book.

Only Erin could confirm her intention (as the author).

Anyway, I just decided that this book is like life (and pregnancy, as imagined/witnessed by me, a male). Structurally, among other things. I can't say more about how I think this book is like life structurally; buy the book yourself and figure it out! But I can say a couple of words about the "other things" ...


As in life (and pregnancy), in this book there are
fabulous highs and
frustrating lows.

Like life (and pregnancy), this book
enthralls (and confounds).

And like life (and pregancy), this
book amuses (and disgusts).


And the characters? Oh, the characters.

The characters in this book are undergoing a process. A process of experience. A process of discovery. A process of growth. Similarly, we, the players in this life, are undergoing a process. A process of experience.
Of course, whether any of us experiences a process of discovery and growth is less certain. Life certainly offers the opportunity. The world is awash in opportunity for discovery and growth. Character and courage matter. And can be discovered at the most unlikely of times. (Like if you're sitting on a bench in an art museum just about sure as shit that there ain't but down to go and how deep is this hole anyway?)

So ... here's hoping that I discover, in the remaining pages of Harvey & Eck I have yet to read, that Erin's characters continue to grow and to discover as I hope to continue to grow and discover (and as they are growing and discovering on the pages I've enjoyed most recently).



Photo Credit: here and here.

45 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Book .. Live Your Life With A Little Daily
Motivation.. Do we seek self
motivation
Daily,weekly or yearly. I have been interested in working and
self motivation for years now. I am driven to success by the master teachers
from the past. I really enjoy people like Wayne Dyer, Greg Vanden Berge and Tony
Robbins. Im writing to this blog for selfish reasons, I want to see everyone
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to a book writen by Greg Vanden Berge . Master Goal Achiever and Author of Start
Living Your Dreams Today.. A Great Book from the masters.. I hope you enjoy the
book as much as I did.

8:41 PM, February 12, 2006  
Blogger garrett said...

I seriously can't decide whether that is spam or not.

Data points indicating it is spam:

1. I took off the "word verification" recently.

2. The comment showed up within seconds of the post having been published.

3. The comment is advertising something, apparently.

Data points indicating the comment is not spam:

1. The comment said "great book" (though I think upon a close reading this is probably referring to the book being pimped by the spammer, not the blogger).

2. The comment is encouraging people to live their lives to the fullest, and in my post I was too, sort of.

Anyway, three to two? It's spam.

Flamingo - so far this little experiment (removing word verification) is going curiously unfavorably. The score is:

SPAM: 1
FLAMINGO: 0

WTF??

8:41 PM, February 12, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 said...

I agree that this appears to be spam. I do not understand why you have been spammed while I have not. Apparently you are some sort of a spam magnet.

Don't give up yet. I have been reading many, many blogs without word verification and almost never see spam there. Crall has had his turned off for a couple of months.

By the way, like Erin's book - Harvey & Eck - your review is starting to pick up momentum.

I am enjoying "watching" your experience with the book grow simultaneously with your perception of the characters experiences.

Keep up the quality cold pimpin for Erin.

10:32 AM, February 13, 2006  
Blogger garrett said...

SPAM: 1
FLAMINGO: 1

10:42 AM, February 13, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 said...

I think this comment puts me up 2 to 1 over spam.

1:40 PM, February 13, 2006  
Blogger garrett said...

SPAM: 1
FLAMINGO: 2

Though I'd note the spam comment has more substance than Flamingo's most recent effort.

1:42 PM, February 13, 2006  
Blogger Erin O'Brien said...

I am not Spam.

I am Real.

I write.

I had an affair with Tony Robbins. (Man, was is that guy tall!)

4:45 PM, February 13, 2006  
Blogger Satan said...

i like the way you get around erin

you present a compelling case

i was there when you were with anthony robbins

that was nice work

do you have anything else

4:45 PM, February 13, 2006  
Blogger PDD said...

Erin, I had an affair with James Van Praagh. I slept with a man whose name I am not sure I am spelling correctly.

Do you think Garrett would disapporve and/or find this disgusting?

8:41 AM, February 14, 2006  
Blogger Erin O'Brien said...

PDD-

Who cares what Garrett thinks? Let's get down to what really matters: how big was Jimmy's schwantz?

11:09 AM, February 14, 2006  
Blogger PDD said...

As he split me in two, it split in two and popped out of both my ears.

11:25 AM, February 14, 2006  
Blogger PDD said...

Do you think Garrett would disapprove and/or find this disgusting?

11:27 AM, February 14, 2006  
Blogger PDD said...

Garrett, I just realized you have an audio clip. I can hardly wait to hear it when I get home.

1:55 PM, February 16, 2006  
Blogger PDD said...

Your audio clip... was very diapointing. I was expecting a grammy nomination.

1:27 AM, February 18, 2006  
Blogger PDD said...

Oh, and your word verification blows, and not in a good way at all... are you getting off?? I didn't think so.

I think you have a wonderful blog, and I think more people should visit it... more.

Stop word verification. I WANT people to visit this site more often.

1:30 AM, February 18, 2006  
Blogger garrett said...

PDD: Thanks for the props. Regarding the disappointment, I figured you were headed for a letdown. At least it wasn't very long!

11:15 AM, February 18, 2006  
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