Net connection broke this morning and I was prepared for a long haul. Bored, not wanting to watch video, I found myself starting to read Success: A Novel, the PDF I always use as a test file from Google Books.
One fourth or so through it. I have no idea where’s it’s going. The main character, Errol Banneker, is straight out of Ayn Rand — except this was published in 1921!
The writer — Samuel Hopkins Adams — is just damned good, despite the prose being a product of its time. Just look at that penultimate paragraph with that smooth transition from internal thought to speech.
I’ll have a post about this when I’ve finished.
Success: A Novel at Google Books
Success: A Novel at my Google Docs (for people outside of the U.S..)