I have a friend who is an excellent writer who always says that he would love to write fiction but has not found the right book for him. He often says, “I wish I had a list of all the books I had written.
Which is correct? B. or C.
One of the most important things about a book is how much knowledge it contains, how much people know about the subject. If you have a list of all of your books, there is no way for you to know which books are good ones and which ones are terrible ones. For example, I own a lot of books on a wide range of topics, from chess to quantum mechanics, but I have no idea if those books are good or bad.
A person who has no idea which books to read or which books to write, would be a person who knows nothing of any of those subjects at all. A person with a list of all of one’s books would be an ideal person to be compared with. A person without any of these characteristics would be a person who knows what books were good and which ones were bad, just like the person who owns no books at all.
I’m not sure why a person would want to be an ideal person to be compared with. Most people are neither good nor bad, so the notion of this is a lot like comparing apples and oranges. I imagine the person who owns no books at all to be a person who actually has no idea what books are good or what books are bad, because they never experienced them.
An analogy I’ve heard so far would be the concept of a “lollipop man.” In this analogy, a person whose job it is to sell lollipops to people would be some sort of salesman-type person. That’s because lollipops are a popular product in most parts of the world. However, some of these people have a really bad habit of talking about the things they are selling to people they don’t know.
We have heard the analogy before. In fact, I had it in mind while writing this essay, but decided not to use it because it seemed to make the essay incoherent (there were a few sentences about lollipops, but they were not as important as the rest). However, if I did use it as an example, I would change the word “sell” to “buy”.
The problem with this line is that it’s a subordinate clause. The clause preceding it is a main clause.