Talk:The Great and Secret Show

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I vastly shortened the first thirty, forty percent. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lots42 (talkcontribs) 13:47, August 23, 2007 (UTC).

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BetacommandBot (talk) 20:21, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Plot summary[edit]

Some time in mid-2006 this article was visited upon by a huge, bloated, blow-by-blow account of the plot, which had grown to nearly 2500 words. There doesn't seem to have been any significant plot summary before then beyond the precis in the lead section.

It would be nice to have a brief summary, perhaps a fifth or a quarter of the size of that monster, but since it seems unlikely that any such slim creature could emerge by chipping away at the larger edifice, I have decided simply to remove the thing in the hope that some talented reader will be inspired by a clean sheet to produce something wonderful. --TS 03:18, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

I'll take a stab at it. It's been a while since I've read the book, but I should be able to adjust it into a more concise, better written version. I never had a problem with the length but did feel it was rather amateurishly written and formatted. Quiddity99 (talk) 21:34, 22 February 2008 (UTC)Quiddity99
Thanks. The quality of the writing is really what matters. The length is negotiable. --TS 22:06, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
I'm done with an initial draft, which was able to compress the summary to approximately 1/3 its former size without losing a great deal of depth. A lot of the stuff in the former summary had little relevance to the overall plot and was able to be removed without ruining things. Quiddity99 (talk) 22:19, 22 February 2008 (UTC)Quiddity99
Thanks. That's a remarkable job of compression. --TS 22:28, 22 February 2008 (UTC)