Saturday, December 12, 2009


That's it. I'm finished. I can now return to the novel, I can stop hauling my 'puter around with me. I can stop being a mumbling freak, I need not write and edit on the 'L' and bus. I don't have to lock myself in my office at lunch.

I hope those who listened loved it. I hope those who bought it, read with delight. I hope the money it made helped Spider and Jeanne Robinson just a bit in a very shitty time in their lives.

Now, for the rest of things...


Paul said...

Hi there,
Should have said this a while ago but better late than never. Really enjoying "Lord Dicken's Declaration" and looking forward to the final part. I have listened to it twice now, I always think you pick up more on a second read/listen, and loved your intro on part 2. Not a writer myself I envy the way you use the descriptive sentences that take me into a different world.
Thankyou very much for bringing this to us.

TheAuthor said...

Just so's you don't feel unloved (at least that's what Tony C says) - I've posted some comments on StarShip Sofa about LDD parts 1 and 2. Can't wait for part 3! Do let us know what your plans are for the story once it's done it's job for the Robinsons.

Mike Boris said...

Larry, I just finished Part 3 of LDD. I have to say it was a very enjoyable listen. Took me a few rewinds in part 1 to make sure I had the characters straight in my head, but thereafter...buttery smooth.
Well done sir.

Larry Santoro said...

Paul, Gonzalo and Mike...thank you so much for listening and for taking the time to stop by and leave word.

All the best to all a' yez!

Dr. O said...

Mr. Santoro,

I have been a fan since I hear your production of "My Hat is a Tree". I then read all of Wolfe that I could get my hands on.

I followed with great interest the progess of your craft. Writing sounds lots like childbirth. Ouch! Even after listening, I had predicted a certain kind of story from hearing you and looking at Skeet's work. I was so far off the mark! The amazing variations that can come from the human mind!

I wanted to thank you for such an excellent story. I have to say that I can pick out the Shakespeare, but not the Dylan. Also - WOW - the dialogue, the richness of speech. Phenomenal. I couldn't tell which side of the pond you are writing from.

I have to ask... what is your day job?

Larry Santoro said...

Dr. O, I'm glad that my audio drama of Gene's wonderful "The Tree Is My Hat" brought you to the body of his work. He's an incredible writer and a class-act guy. I owe a lot to him.

I'm delighted to have evaded your expectations. That's part of the job. By the way: "The times? They were definitely changing..."

I did live in England for about 3 and a half years. Near Cambridge for about a year, then in London for the rest of the time. Clarendon Road, W-11.

Day job. Writer. I have to be a bit evasive because at my day job I am presumed to not exist. I work for the City of Chicago as a writer.

Again, Dr. I'm glad you've enjoyed the story and that you've taken the time to let me know.

All the best,