How many words are there in The Diary of Adrian Mole? I have googled it, but no joy. Meanwhile the auto-filling-out search bar function would much rather I was looking for Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Which is around 20, 000, for those who are interested, and has a very yellow website.
I’m unlikely to find myself lacking the Caligula material to make 50k, but have been idly pondering that the diary/blog format seems to naturally be shorter than the average novel. Bridget Jones, for example, is around 36k. Diary of a Nobody is just under 40k. I’m nowhere near either of those totals, mind you, so perhaps I should stop pondering and get on with it.
On which subject, does anyone know any good internet quizzes a crazy emperor might do? I reckon he’d definitely have a go on the love calculator, which gives him and his sister (Julia Drusilla, the one he really loved – after she died he swore on her divinity and nothing else) 72%. Pretty good. Although Dr Love, owner of the love calculator, says the relationship would suffer good and bad times and that a lot of communication would be required to overcome potential problems. I don’t get the impression that’s how Caligula tended to resolve things. I think Dr Love might have been flayed.