One Hundred Words A Day
Monday, November 9, 2009

  Paperback Writer

I wonder if anybody ever took The Beatles' suggestion to write a 1000-page novel about a Paperback Writer named Lear? The storyline is simple: Lear was a middle-age, unhappily married man who, like most middle-age man, was unsatisfied with his life and wanted some ways to escape his reality.

It would be simplistic to assume that Lear's story was banal. Its universal appeal was in its theme of human conflicts: a man's longing, disappointment, stale love, aging, etc.

I wonder how many books it would take to explore the depth of a man's desperation when his life has turned into quicksand? It was too easy to associate Lear's problems with money, the lack of it as suggested this song's lyrics. It was much harder to figure the lackluster vision of men when they possess the world, as in the case of many illustrious men, like Prince Charles, like New York's Eliot Spitzer, like John Edwards.

It would take the imaginations of a writer to put into comprehensible words the fertile landscape in the mind of such men.

Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book?
It took me years to write, will you take a look?
It's based on a novel by a man named Lear
And I need a job, so I want to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.

It's the dirty story of a dirty man
And his clinging wife doesn't understand.
His son is working for the Daily Mail,
It's a steady job but he wants to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.

Paperback writer (paperback writer)

It's a thousand pages, give or take a few,
I'll be writing more in a week or two.
I can make it longer if you like the style,
I can change it round and I want to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.

If you really like it you can have the rights,
It could make a million for you overnight.
If you must return it, you can send it here
But I need a break and I want to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.


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