I’m trying to post from my iPhone, because we still don’t have Comcast at the house. I’m trying to be understanding, but really, come on, Comcast!
I did finish DEATHLESS and it is exquisite. I may have more to say about it later, when I’m not pecking on this thing. I kept thinking that it could not possibly hold together and yet somehow it never fails. The Akhmatova poems are a really nice touch and Valente does a great job of just letting the siege be terrible. The preliminary stuff I read made the book kind of seem like something it’s not. There’s a kind of promise of some kind of moral–so and so is good, so and so is bad, so and so must be taught a lesson. But it’s not like that at all.
So, here’s something wild. The Butcher came home from work. I told him about losing my contact and he went right into the bathroom and found it.
He saved the day.
Maybe he should be in Valente’s next book–the man who can find lost contacts and save you hundreds of dollars! It doesn’t seem like much of a skill but I bet some of you are already imagining the circumstances in which you could make use of him.