Monday, January 9, 2012

A Cautionary Tale, Beautifully Told

At page 31, I stopped reading and emailed my boss
I had been struck dumb
Literature, real literature, and low, I am aghast
A tale of vampires
Christians and Pagans take heed
The end of days is nigh
The horses are upon us
Surprise, surprise, they are ridden by vampires

Do not approach this book casually
Be awake, be alert, savor every turn of phrase
Be prepared to read some paragraphs twice
It's that good, again and again and again
And then it is over, There is no more
Woe, woe is me, I thirst for more words
Zone One by Colson Whitehead
Trust me, I'm a guy

Brilliant author needs brilliant music
New music to connect the soul
Bad as Me by Tom Waits

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