Love that you picked out this spot. The entire premise is false, the execution garbage, the subtext infantile.
THE GUY IS STILL BORING.
Also, worst AK song ever.
@deepomega Sherlock is absolutely frickin' TERRIBLE. Martin Freeman! Hello! Its sexist and racist and dull. That's a hell of a trifecta. If you must watch Holmes on TV, please dig up the Jeremy Brett version - by far the best video Sherlock ever.
However, you are right about Orson Scott Card vs those two books of his.
I tried rereading this SiSL recently - I couldn't overcome the 'honeys' etc. Stopped me dead. Sorry. I don't find then ironic or of apocryphal interest.
The Damson Dene was the star of a reality series in the UK (The Hotel I think). If you saw that, this would make PERFECT sense.
The hotel caters for a lot of 'romantic' holidays.
The piece is spot on.
Those up there who don't get it - I cannot believe you've ever truly done something creative in public.
That moment just after, when you are trying to read your audience, especially those you know well, is utterly terrifying.