just breezed right through this “progressively lipgrammatic epistolary fable” (go on, look ’em up, if you don’t know), which addie heartily recommended when we talked over tea in tarrytown last month.
at ﬁrst the delivery seemed a little too cute for my taste, but it’s a pretty smart book that won me over quickly. a ﬁctitious island where language...more
John Dos Passos
new york city circa the early 1990s is almost a character in itself in this multi-focused story about various people with intersecting lives living and passing in the city. it’s amazing how even though the city is markedly diﬀerent, certain descriptions portray it surprisingly the same as what it’s like today. i was struck by how the quality of light,...more