Gut Rumbles

June 05, 2006


When I posted about good writers being a lot like carpenters, I was thinking of Mark Steyn as a perfect example of what I meant. The guy is GOOD at his craft. You want to see skill? Go read him. He's DAMNED GOOD.

Check this one for quality workmanship. See what I mean?

Steyn is one of those writers that I read religiously, knowing that I will appreciate what he says, whether I agree with his point or not. He simply always says it so well that read it, then I hang my head and think, "I am not worthy."

HE is a true wordsmith.



If Steyn could have knocked down any more straw men, he would qualify as the Scarecrow in the remake of the Wizard of Oz.

MSM at its best--defending government at its worst.

Makes sense, doesn't it?

LMAO Right in front of you and you don't get it.

But I will get it in response.


Posted by: jb on June 5, 2006 09:57 PM

take a flying leap, Moronicus

You couldn't think you way out of a wet paper bag.

Damn good writing, perfect sentiment, Mr. Steyn.

Posted by: Wes Jackson on June 6, 2006 01:41 AM

Writer... Craft...
See: Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates.
Ever been in Love? Ever watch the wheels come a-flyin' off of: Love?
Read: Revolutionary Road.
Yates was: brilliant, mean, and a drunk.
But the sumbitch could write.,24459,revolutionary_road,00.html

Posted by: d. lee on June 6, 2006 02:59 PM
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