We asked our members and Facebook followers to write messages to their favourite authors to commemorate November 1, Author’s Day.
Here’s what Papercuts magazine Managing Editor Omer Wahaj had to say to writer Douglas Adams.
“Dear Mr. Adams,
You left us too soon. But it probably was for the best, as it would’ve been quite disconcerting if you had lived long enough to see some Irish children’s book writer pen ‘And Another Thing…’, the sixth book in your trilogy*. The book’s been out for a while, I even have a copy, but I have yet to read it. I just can’t bring myself to do it. I think I’ll read the original “trilogy” again and will keep playing a game that I usually play when I’m not sure what to do, how to act, or what sandwich to make. I call it, “What Would Arthur Do?”
Also, you wouldn’t believe what people are doing with their front-facing cell phone cameras these days. They call it a “selfie.” And we now pretty much have our own version of the Guide. We call it Wikipedia.
I hope you are happy out there, making music and angels laugh.
Omer the Forty Second.
*Your wife made him do it. And as long as we are on the subject of wives… well, I’ll just play my little game again.”
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