There’s always the stereotypical wish: a million dollars. The only problem is that inflation has rendered that amount trivial. Okay, then, how about a billion dollars? Or is that too mercenary?
Yeah, you’re probably right. Back to some bookish wishes.
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For starters, I’d like to know how she would’ve turned Sanditon into a great book. The fragment she left us is far from encouraging, IMHO, but I have faith she would’ve managed it.
Although relatively unknown outside the romance genre, Seidel’s complex plots and deep understanding of the human mind makes her worthy to be read by anyone interested in people, regardless of genre. Her award-winning novel Again is a great place to start.
>>> Extra Literary Perception, so I could KNOW ahead of time whether I’ll enjoy a book.
I have far too many books I haven’t read and never will.
>>> And its extension, Emotional Extra Literary Perception.
This would enable me to lay my hand on a book’s cover (it doesn’t work on e-books — sorry!) and feel all over again the emotions a beloved book roused, without having to reread the entire book. Sorry, EELP works only on books you’ve already read.
>>> And finally, being mercenary again (can’t help myself, folks; sorry again!). One of my novels (any one of them, take your pick) on the New York Times bestseller list.
The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station, perhaps my most accessible tale, would be a good place to start. Hey, a guy can dream!
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