Talk:R. A. Lafferty

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This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the R. A. Lafferty page.


I had meant to begin a page on Lafferty ages ago, but lost track of that intention, and am glad someone finally has. I've only read a few of his stories, including The Devil is Dead, but especially loved Space Chantey, and thought of it as a hilarious and under-appreciated masterpeice. I lost my copy, and have looked for a replacement off and on for years — any quotes from that book would be welcome. In the meantime I think I'll add one that I still remember verbatim (I think): "Wrong Prong, Bong Gong". ~ Kalki 23:29, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Re quotes from Space Chantey: I may add a few. Although the best or funniest moments in Lafferty are often the product of development gone on for pages or chapters; rather unsuitable for quotation. Also, often Lafferty gets much fun out of sustaining a joke or composing variations on a humorous idea, as it were; often too long for quotation. One has to be careful or he ends up quoting most of what Lafferty wrote...

—This unsigned comment is by 84.253.221.57 (talkcontribs) .
I recently was given the gift of a used copy of Space Chantey — which I first read years ago — and found hilarious — and and I finally added a few choice lines of Lafferty's wit. I believe my original copy was perhaps one of the many books lost to me by fire some years ago — but that is part of another story... ~ Kalki (talk · contributions) 22:35, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

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All that bold text is ridiculous. I mean it is ridiculous to have it all over. I think the best thing would be to have none of it. It's annoying to read, for a number of reasons that should be obvious.78.27.72.194 17:09, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Slightly modifying a remark I made in 2006: The relatively few occasions it has been an issue it has usually been raised by people who feel nothing should be bolded at all, but that so far, after many years has not been a dominant consensus here, and I have occasionally emphasized that, especially on the larger pages, I find the total lack of bolding to be very aesthetically unappealing and bland. ~ Kalki (talk · contributions) 22:45, 10 July 2011 (UTC)