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The Lonely Death of George Bell

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Vombatus, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

  2. X-Hack

    X-Hack Active Member

    What a piece of writing. I can be a difficult individual, as my loved ones can attest to, but I hope having a devoted wife, two children two whom I'm devoted, three siblings and a multitude of cousins will keep me from dying in that manner in the end. But if my wife predeceases me, I imagine all bets are off...
  3. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    How much time you figure was given to the reporter to track down and piece all that info together and meet a deadline?
    It's such a long story but extremely interesting as it traces the life of Mr. Bell.
  4. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    I had 45 minutes yesterday, waiting to get a haircut, and read this. It's long but very well done. Interesting how all these elements we rarely think about come together, and in a place as big as NYC, I imagine there are even more of these kinds of stories that don't get pieced together.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Very well-written, and sad.

    I wonder how the reporter ended up choosing Bell as his subject. Just randomly?
  6. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    YankeeFan likes this.
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

  8. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Me too. Very powerful.

    I sure hope I don't die alone. Gotta clean my house up.
  9. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Great story.
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Great story but, damn, that was hard to read.
  11. Just the facts ma am

    Just the facts ma am Active Member

    This resonated. Jeez, I have a couple of ex-wives, a few relatives but I live alone and talk to no one on a daily basis (retired). I do take out the trash though, so there's that.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2015
  12. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    You had to wait 45 minutes to get a haircut?
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