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Thursday, April 22, 2010


How's this for some literary synchronicity?

Two weeks ago I finished reading a memoir about a man who went to prison for drug smuggling. He justified his decision to be part of a drug ring because he needed the money. The events happen in the 1970's and he is living the life of a hippie. (A Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos)

In Tales of the Madman Underground, the story also takes place in the 1970's and Karl, who works five jobs because he has no money, has a mother who is a hippie and an alcoholic. (By John Barnes)

Next, I picked up a fiction book in which the main character participates in drug smuggling because he has no money. He lives on a small sail boat, Tiny Dancer, with his alcoholic father. (Runner by Carl Deuker)

This week I started a new book, which thankfully isn't about drug smuggling. Three chapters into the book I find out that the main characters are going to put on a musical called -- you guessed it -- Tiny Dancer. (Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan)

Here's the definition of synchronicity, just in case you are still unsure what it means:
syn·chro·nic·i·ty -n.

  1. The state or fact of being synchronous or simultaneous; synchronism
  2. Coincidence of events that seem to be meaningfully related...
Four books in a row. Synchronicity.

1 comment:

  1. haha thats so awesome? coincidence? nah. sounds like synchronicity to me!


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