Background[ edit ] Stephen King began composing On Writing in After completing the "C. In JuneKing reread the uncompleted draft and became determined to finish it. At first it was as if I'd never done this in my life.
You will not regret it. Tom Hanks referred to "Helmet" as a piece of prose that reads like an epic poem; and I cannot disagree. But if you want a verbal slideshow of war from the typewriter of a true wordsmith who painted abstract pictures of the surreal world he was thrust into at Guadalcanal, New Britain, and Peleliu, and on Parris Island, and in Melbourne, Pavavu, and of subsisting on bread and water in the brig, then make this memoir a gift to yourself.
But then again, it could have; they were on Pavuvu at the same time awaiting the assault on Peleliu.
A drunk Leckie did relieve Chuckler while Chuckler had guard duty so he could go to the head, and Leckie did point his gun at "Lt Ivy League" really Lt.
It earned Leckie five days in the brig on bread and water. The treatment of military prisoners then and now are a stark contrast; smoking was forbidden in the bread and water cell, and in one instance the floor of the cell was hosed down so the prisoners would have to sleep on a wet floor.
Imagine a military policeman discharging his weapon in a residential area of a foreign ally in the present day! There would be a congressional investigation tomorrow.
Below, a passage from page describing the Battle of Peleliu. Leckie was in a crater, getting reading to get out and advance. It lay there alone- open, palm upwards, clean, capable, solitary. I could not tear my eyes from it. The hand is the artisan of the soul.
It is the second member of the human trinity of head and hand and heart. A man has no faculty more human than his hand, none more beautiful nor expressive or productive.
He titles the fourth chapter of "Helmet" as Lotus-Eater- it details his adventures in Melbourne. In Greek mythology Lotus-Eaters lived on an island near North Africa where they ate the narcotic plant; it was a land where Odysseus visited with his crew, who did not want to return to their ships to leave for Ithaca.
Stella and her family followed a similar path, with Bob Leckie on his own own version of The Odyssey. Bob did have a few brief romances in "Helmet"; he refers to one woman as "Molly", another as "Sheilah". Also, he met a woman early on he called "Gwen", and another only called "the drink waitress" with whom may have had a fling.
The book for first published inand was said to been prompted when Leckie and his wife saw South Pacific. Bob Leckie wanted to tell the world that what went on in that theater of the war was not a Broadway musical. And he succeeded in doing so, very well indeed.
Posted by Hugh Jee From Jersey at Sophie’s ChoiceWilliam Styron Source for information on Sophie’s Choice: Novels for Students dictionary He moves to a Brooklyn boarding house where he sets about writing what he hopes will be the next great American novel.
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Although he discusses several of his books, one doesn't need to have read them or even be familiar with them to read On Writing. Nov 29, · A fantastic book on the writing craft by one of the most esteemed fiction writers of our time. Stephen King offers practical, time tested, prudent advice on the writing craft and solid ideas for improvising, improving and overall becoming a more well rounded and seasoned writer/5.