Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Duane Reade 61, 83, 145

All the facial expressions in Richard Yates.

Windsor for the Derby, Against Love
Tao Lin, Richard YatesJoy Division, Still
Sufjan Stevens, All Delighted People

They did pull it out in Richard Yates. I'm not going to say it was the most enjoyable read, but man, it is drumhead tight. The perfect ending to this novel is the index. Here are the D's
dark chocolate   41
Delaware River 14, 16, 20, 71, 139
Delta   113
Dinova, Neva   20, 123
Disney   176-8
Dixon, Matt  82, 151-2
driver ant   69
Duane Reade   61, 83, 145

You could likely reverse engineer the novel from this index, so close is the narrative to the details. The entry for facial expressions reproduced crudely above is coldly poetic. I'm glad I read it and gladder to be finished. A more (or at least equally) complete review is forthcoming.

"Dead Souls" is my favorite song lately.

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