Thursday, October 25, 2007


Anonymous said...

SO ... What happened to the shark jumping bit?

Unknown said...

Okay, I've put it back up. I was wondering if I was maybe being a bit too over the top - but you all tell me. I've been reading some fascinating commentary about the role of authors with their work (and I can remember getting into somewhat rather heated discussions about Tolkien's personal views regarding his work and I had maintained in those discussions that I cared very little what Tolkien thought - except for trivia purposes - because the work stood on its own).

Over the years what Jo Rowling said in public was weighed as "canon" to what she wrote. A lot of that had to do with our guessing at solving the mysteries in the books. But has she gone too far - has she "jumped the shark?"

On this subject (as frustrating as it may be at times) we gotta respect Dylan - he just won't do it, he just won't "explain" his songs. The songs speak for the songs, he might say. By not giving us what we want, he in fact gives us a whole lot more. Perhaps Jo Rowling should take a lesson or two from Dylan.

What do you think? See posting below.