Wednesday, June 18, 2008

#37



You never know where Coover's randy imaginings will take you. In Pricksongs and Descants there are circus freaks, shepherds on the lam* from techno modernity, pedestrians trapped under vehicles after horrid accidents, and characters familiar from Grimm's tales.

Often the stories are experimental, but never in a gimmicky way. Often they are thigh-slappingly funny and ribald to boot. Good stuff. "The Babysitter" and "Quenby and Ola, Swede and Carl" are oft-anthologized for good reason.

*I admit it: pun intended.

2 comments:

John Vondracek said...

well.. I'm building out a new company (well, probably.. the ink isn't dry yet, but it looks likely)

extra time on your hands? come on up to NY, but bring some tools, and maybe a paintbrush! The next month is going to be a bear...

j.k. all the things you are setting out to do sound awesome. I am more of a "halo" guy when I've got nothing to do... fortunately I rarely have nothing to do...;)

:) jv

Nyarlathotep said...

My tool and painting tolerance is at an all-time low after selling/buying houses last year. I'll come to New York to help you, but only in the consumption of Dim Sum at the Golden Uni.

And thank God I don't have a game system or I'd get nothing done. Internet porn is bad enough :0)