land on books,
Cash McCall drew their attention.
– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2007)
One way to get inspiration: write about the first thing your eyes land on. OK, from my working post it’s books. Not likely to be a meadow with daffodils when you’re sitting in front of a computer hooked up to the Internet.
Cash McCall (1955) is a novel about the business world by Cameron Hawley (1905-1969). An unstoppable read with a fascinating self-made tycoon who buys troubled companies, chops them up and sells the pieces for huge profits (yes, they already did that way back in the 1950s). There’s also a Cinderella-inspired love story in it, with sex limited to the excitement of kisses, embraces and ellipsis. Audrey Hepburn would have been great in the role.
Other fibonacci poems by L. Blumfeld are to be found in his World So Wide blog.
Wikipedia research revealed that this novel was turned into a film in 1960 (with James Garner and Natalie Wood as the stars).