Merlin Gil

February 28, 2014

Post #3639 – 20140228

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
There is one matter in two of your books which befuddles me.
In The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, and the accompanying novel, The Snarkout Boys and the Baconburg Horror, is Mr. Galt really Osgood Sigerson, and is Osgood Sigerson Mr. Galt? There is a lot of evidence to support this. Also, will Mister Wallace Nussbaum ever terrorize the pages of your books again? He was a frightfully good character.

Daniel replies:

I had planned to write a third book, ""I Snarked with a Zombie,"" in which your questions might have been answered.  Alas, the publisher let me down, pointing out that while the first two books made a profit, it was not an obscene profit, which is the American way.  Thus I had no incentive to write the Zombie book, unwealthy and relatively unknown as I am, and was obliged to turn my attention to books about cute bunnies and the like.  I suppose I could discuss your concerns with you now, but it might depress me.  Thank you for your interest in my work.