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Just Not Landed Enough

Posted by anandrr on September 28, 2008

In the preface to Summer Lightning, we read

A word about the title. It is related of Thackeray that, hitting upon Vanity Fair after retiring to rest one night, he leaped out of bed and ran seven times round the room, shouting at the top of his voice. Oddly enough, I behaved in exactly the same way when I thought of Summer Lightning. I recognized it immediately as the ideal title for a novel. My exuberance has been a little diminished since by the discovery that I am not the only one who thinks highly of it. Already I have been informed that two novels with the same name have been published in England, and my agent in America cables to say that three have recently been placed on the market in the United States. As my story has appeared in serial form under its present label, it is too late to alter it now. I can only express the modest hope that this story will be considered worthy of inclusion in the list of the Hundred Best Books Called Summer Lightning.

As this Google search for Just Landed shows, not only was our exuberance on running into the name Just Landed a little over done, there are any number of websites out there called Just Landed, and by Google’s lights we are not even in the top hundred websites with that awesome name.

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