December 28th, 2010


Art Imitating Life or Vice Versa . . .

Even Egyptian gods get flustered about their work:

Carter rummaged through his bag and brought out the book we'd stolen in Paris. "You wrote this, right?" he said. "It tells how to defeat Set."

Thoth unfolded the papyrus pages, "Oh, dear. I hate reading my old work.  Look at this sentence. I'd never write it that way now."  He patted his lab coat pockets. "Red pen--does anyone have one?"

--Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (page 293)