An article on the continued love of the typewriter led me to this blog about cool and rebellious children’s books. It features a Charles M Schulz book where Snoopy writes a novel, which is featured in the actual book. Snoopy’s first chapter is:

“It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly, a shot rang out! A door slammed. The maid screamed.

Suddenly, a pirate ship appeared on the horizon! While millions of people were starving, the king lived in luxury. Meanwhile, on a small farm in Kansas, a boy was growing up.”

You’d hope it was a bestseller in beagle circles, but it seems the reviews were poor and the critics panned it. Poor Snoopy.

My recent rave At Swim-Two-Birds is about a writer who is writing about a writer whose characters turn on him and start writing about their author.

Like a circle in a spiral etc etc…an interesting literary device.