Apr. 9th, 2007

londo_mollari: (LondoGkar)
The following anymous letter, written in English and typed as if to disguise the handwriting, was delivered to Citizen G'Kar's quarters

Dear Citizen G'Kar,

I just finished your book, and wanted to tell you how much it means to me without having to fight my way through the crowd of your admirers; besides, I am a shy, restrained person and do not dare to meet you in person since your mere presence would undoubtedly induce immediate silence, which would be counterproductive, yes wouldn't it?

It definitely is a masterpiece, full of raw honesty and a lot of lecturing statements which make me question a lot of my life and assumptions. Moreover, your turn of phrase never fails to create an image; you, Citizen, are a word artisan, as calling you a word smith would definitely limit the compliment to one field, and whatever you are, limited is not an adjective I would ever suggest for you.

Of course, being an attentive reader who, as you instruct, takes nothing for granted, there are a few things that strike me as more inexplicable as others. You place a great deal of emphasis on the importance of dialogue for enlightenment, and yet your voice, compelling as it is, is decidedly monologic in nature, and occasionally repetitive. Dare I suggest that the sequel you will undoubtedly be compelled to write should have... an editor? Or even a fellow author, one who would add his own comments on your wise observations, thus creating the impression of a conversation even more stimulating to the reader than your own thoughts already are. Perhaps you can think of such a person?

In any case, Citizen, I want to thank you once again for your brilliant oeuvre, and remain

yours to my surprise in most things

This letter was sent to the quarters of Ambassor Mollari with the following note attached


you are so transparant. I would rather get flogged again than to sully my next book with your incessant prattle.




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