From Silas Marner to A Shore Thing, all great literature shares the same building blocks that, when put together by the hands of a masterful writer, combine to create beloved stories that endure for generations. Dating back to 1985, the book celebrating Reston's 20th anniversary has them all -- compelling characters, conflict, resolution and ultimate redemption. We referenced this excellent book in this "web log's" inaugural post, but it's become quite hard to find! In case you don't have the $226.49 needed to buy a mint copy from Amazon, consider this typewritten outline the equivalent of the Cliff's Notes. Here's the introduction:
Echoes of Gatsby -- we've got goosebumps! When they make the movie, we could totally see Robert Redford in the starring role. That "outer beltway" never came to fruition, but we're still ready to start turning some pages. Now for some exposition!
Time to establish conflict:
Love the comparison between Hunters Woods and Napoleon's Eastern Front. But then finally, success -- and vindication!
Nice work, Tom and Peter. When the sequel spanning from 1985 to the present day is finally published, we can only hope they manage to work the phrase "Electric Boogaloo" into the title.