Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Learning from Travis McGee’s “Father”

This week initially brought us, on Monday, the 130th anniversary of Raymond Chandler’s birth. Now, today, the CrimeReads Web site is celebrating what would have been John D. MacDonald’s 102nd birthday with a collection of the author’s memorable quotes about life, the arts of writing and storytelling, maturity, and a great deal more. Here, for instance, is what the author said he’d like as his epitaph:

“He hung around quite a while, entertained the folk, and was stopped quick and clean when the right time came.”

Sadly, that’s not what it actually says on MacDonald’s gravestone. Scroll down to the bottom of the linked page to see for yourself.

READ MORE:MacDonald’s Century,” by J. Kingston Pierce
(Killer Covers).

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