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 www.nytimes.com/2008/08/04/books/04masl.html.
To read the full midterm Delete Key Awards scouting report, click here www.oneminutebookreviews.wordpress.com/2008/07/28/.
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