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August 5, 2008

‘Can I Describe the Joy of a Spouting Blow Hole?’ – Delete Key Awards Midterm Scouting Report, Continued

Filed under: Delete Key Awards,Quotes of the Day — 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom @ 12:18 am
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I hadn’t seen this gem when I posted my recent scouting report on lines that have a chance to win one of the next Delete Key Awards, given to authors who don’t use their delete keys enough:

“Can I describe the joy of a spouting blow hole?”

From a letter written in 1939 by a dolphin-loving character in David Ebershoff’s new novel, The 19th Wife (Random House, 514 pp., $26, as quoted by Janet Maslin in the New York Times

To read the full midterm Delete Key Awards scouting report, click here

© 2008 Janice Harayda. All rights reserved.


  1. Bizarre, yes.
    And I saw Shamu a few days ago!

    Comment by Amelia — August 11, 2008 @ 9:49 pm | Reply

  2. Which Shamu? Apparently there’s a different one at every Sea World …

    Comment by 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom — August 12, 2008 @ 1:00 am | Reply

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