Monday, February 16, 2009

Another excerpt

Our main character Eliza has just met Dr. Thelma Klein who runs the Rare Documents/Forensics Lab in the library.  Eliza has just told Dr. Klein that she searched the Internet for information about Jane Austen to find out some history on the author and these mysterious letters Eliza has found.


     Thelma Klein grimaced and wagged her big head in disapproval. "The Internet," she growled. "What made you think you can learn anything from that soulless monstrosity dedicated to reducing the power and majesty of the written word into moronic babbling? I hate the Internet!"
     Leaning forward until their noses were almost touching, the big woman lowered her basso voice yet another octave. "You want some advice from me?" she rumbled. "Go home to your computer and smash it with a sledgehammer, while you still have some semblance of a brain left."

--The Man Who Loved Jane Austen by Sally Smith O'Rourke, p. 48-9.

I think if there is more of this Dr. Klein I will really like her.

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