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Fishpeddler's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by Fishpeddler

This humorous take on Coulter -- that she is actually satirizing the extremists in her own party -- reminds me of a common temptation of mine. I often think it would be brilliantly ironic and funny to write a parody of books like Coulter's, or the Left Behind series, that are subtle enough that you could sell books to the same audience you are making fun of. Fortunately, I have read Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut, which will prevent me from ever making such a foolish mistake. The primary moral of the story, out of many, is stated at the beginning:

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be."

A fascinating cautionary tale.

Mon, 09 Apr 2007 17:42:00 UTC | #28362