Lois Lowry and Henrik Ibsen
Written by
Andrea Ramon Eller
December 2011
Written by
Andrea Ramon Eller
December 2011

I've read Lois Lowry's The Giver at least three times. My heart races each time I reach the point when the Giver allows Jonas, the Receiver, to watch on a television screen exactly what it is his (Jonas') father does. If I could write a YA novel as well conceived, fleshed-out and written as that I'd... I'd... Well, I'd feel that I'd accomplished something fine in this ol' world.

Just re-read Ibsen's A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler and Master Builder; when I was in college he was my favorite playwright. Hedda Gabler, to my way of thinking, is Ibsen's most interesting character -- but as evil as they come.

Also read Is Paris Burning, written in 1968. It reads like a thriller -- a page turner -- and it's all true.

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