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Tom Chaney No. 247, 28 March 2010:
Of Writers and Their Books, 28 March 2010. No. 247 Tom Chaney essay Billboard dreaming
The next earlier Tom Chaney book review: Down these mean streets a book review of Dave Brandstetter's The Man Everybody Was Afraid of
By Tom Chaney
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I been dreaming about reading books and billboards -- from a song my mother used to sing.
When I was walking down the street, a billboard caught my eye.Vatican detectives riding herd on cattle roundups.
Cowboys rustling insurance settlements.
Poets singing in the electric rain.
And Judas Iscariot betrays Doc Holliday at the O K Corral.Books are real!
Spring is upon us -- time to go to the woods in search of mushrooms and to spy the ancient whangdoodle bird whose chill trill is the first mating call of the year -- last seen on the banks of the ancient river Whiloway where it enters the river Green just east of Paradise.
And I dream of unwritten books half read; of billboards flapping their messages in the thunderstorm of adult book stores where half-clad lovers astraddle Harlequin romance novels wink at the flames of hell -- told by astonished Puritans come to scorn. And Billy Goat Gruff tosses the troll off the rackety wooden bridge.
"Hell is Real!"
Use frequent flyer points along the way. See the giant lava pits where disconsolate dinosaurs dabble all the day in a diasporic eternity and enormous Euclidean eucalyptus trees eternally shed their iridescent blossoms along the primrose path to perdition.
Patricia Cornwell rides a pale horse to Banbury Fair.
Louis L'Amour's lover gallops sidesaddle across the plain.
I awaken from the dream as the billboard flashes by to
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