January 14th, 2008

prattling

Literary Alternate Realities

Half-asleep and reading a "Your Order Has Shipped" noticed from Amazon.com, I temporarily forget that the John Ford who wrote 'Tis Pity She's a Whore is not the John M. Ford who wrote The Last Hot Time, How Much For Just the Planet?, and other much-beloved novels.

Someone really ought to write a pastiche of the work that would have resulted if they really had been the same person. Alas, the only person I can think of who might have been capable of that is the late, lamented John M. Ford.