Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Very Houellebecq Christmas

Tihana mailed us the new novel The Map and the Territory and it was quite the surprise. Noting that she was already reading such the other day I picked up Public Enemies, his exchanges with BHL, while shopping at Half Price and began plowing through such. This isn't the day for H's professed Depressionism but I would like it noted that yesterday I also completed The Victim by Saul Bellow and Roberto Bolano's By Night in Chile. These are two amazing works by authors discovering their prowess; you can sense both men calibrating their reach and imagining the pounds per inch of their respective impacts. These are pristine examples of the novelist as pugilist.

I hope all enjoy this festive season.


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