He emphasises that he is noting things, not opinionating and, in the end, we all have to work with what we have. That is his hero's quandary. "The narrator is incredibly pessimistic and incredibly withering about everything, but he ends up digging away at the ground that he has to stand on. He ends up falling into a pit. It's fine to be pessimistic, but I also think you have to circle back to yourself and you have to realise you're also here. And maybe a pessimistic voice is just one of the other dandelion heads in this big field where these ideas are swimming around."
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
… How late nights in the Travelodge bar inspired my one-paragraph novel. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)