Jean-David Beyer

January 1, 1997

Post #514 – 19970101

am part way through “The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death.” How could anyone who is not a Sherlock Holmes fanatic as I am, and you must be, possibly recognize all the literary allusions!? Ormond Sacker and Sigerson, indeed! Wow! I guess you can read as well as write. Is there to be a Pinkwater Canon as well as a Doyle one? Or maybe there is a Pinkwater cannon in your front lawn.

Daniel replies:

You imagine you find references in my work to that of Sir Arthur? Well, who am I to say you nay? Everything is in the eye of the beholder, according to Lord Buddha and others. Should you wish to have a look at the Hoboken Chicken Emergencyclopedia, a couple of guys named Hal and Ian seem to be building some sort of index, or concordance, or post-modern, hermaneutical, desconstructivist index pertaining to my literary products. No worse than collecting matchbooks or beer cans, I suppose. It's all over the head, and beyond the scope of this simple storyteller.