Thursday, July 31, 2008

" It was a dark and stormy night. "


" It was a dark and stormy night. "

This is an oft-recurring theme in the Peanuts cartoons penned over the years by the late Charles Schulz. His cartoons seemed to often feature the world's favorite dog Snoopy lying on the top of his doghouse, putting pen to paper to begin his 'great American novel'.

But little did I realize that there actually is a complete Snoopy novel led by these words.

The 'novel' features pirates, dying patients, lovers torn apart, a cattle stampede, fighting cowboys ...truly a 'tour de force', all in a bare 250 or so words..!! I can almost imagine it put to film and playing on the silver screen . . .or not..!!

There is more Snoopy and Peanuts info to be found at Snoopy dot com.



1 comment:

Mark said...

The novel was actually turned into a song for the second Peanuts musical, "Snoopy." The song is so absolutely histerical.