Re-read.  Not so good as I remembered; Ayn Rand in better togs (sometimes).  Out damned coffee!  Winter’s Tale was better, more wistful, less heroic.  Helprin is the guy who writes fantasy fiction (lately) and also wrote Bob Dole’s best speech in his presidential campaign.  More troubling, has argued that “intellectual property rights should be assigned to an author or artist as far as Congress could practically extend it”.  Say goodbye to improv, remixing, and “standing on the shoulders of giants.”

Jan 16