[FoRK] 69 Years Later, Is It Happening Here

Jeff Bone jbone at place.org
Sat Nov 6 13:26:39 PST 2004

On Nov 6, 2004, at 3:23 PM, Bill Humphries wrote:

> On Nov 6, 2004, at 1:15 PM, Jeff Bone wrote:
>>  Before 1984, before The Handmaid's Tale, before either the movie or 
>> the book by Stephen King, there was Sinclair Lewis' It Can't Happen 
>> Here.
> I'm sure that he's catching hell for this on kuro5hin, but thats' 
> Margaret Atwood, not Steven King.

Yup, no doubt.  I think perhaps he was going to mention another work by 
Stephen King (which one?  The Long Walk, maybe?) but it got munged --- 
doubt he really meant to attribute THT to SK.

Still, the pointer to Lewis's book is the meat of it.  I hadn't thought 
about that book in, oh, 20 years but --- yeah --- well worth a re-read.


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