“Semiliterate Gluttons” (the name of my next bookclub) – Notes on Anthony Marra: Story 3: The Grozny Tourist Bureau, Grozny, 2003

Notes and quotes, mostly quotes from Anthony Marra’s book The Tsar of Love and Techno. Here we meet Galina’s rich husband. “I spent the first morning writing Tourist Bureau on a piece of cardboard…. I taped the sign to the front door, but within five minutes it had disappeared…. After the fifth sign, I went […]

Notes on Anthony Marra: Story 2: Granddaughters, Kirovsk, 1937-2013

Hoping to kick up the conversation a bit at club next week, so I’m sharing some notes for conversation. From the Tsar of Love and Techno story Granddaughters. “How could Soviet jurisprudence remain infallible if it failed to recognize innocence?” “expurgated from their own histories. In photographs, they donned India ink masks.” “for a man […]

stuff for tomorrow!

Yo, peeps. So my address is 13630 Via Varra, but we’re in a complex of complexes. Mine is Terracina. There is a big fountain and roundabout out front and that is right where we’ll be meeting for games and hangs. Parking is to the left or right and you can park anywhere that’s open.  Club […]

Bookclub Friday + Picks

RSVP for Club here (I know you won’t) its at Chris Dorsey’s new house 13630 Via Varra Way, Broomfield, CO 80020. He is cooking us food. Bring drinks. Erik our VP is bringing the picks for voting. The Tsar of Love and Techno – Anthony Marra The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead The Sympathizer – Viet Thanh Nguyen The […]

(is 200 pages into Hotspur)

me: *trains glass out front windshield* Ms. Dorsey, set a new course. We’ll tack south’ard to Arby’s. wife: why are you talking like that? (in drive-thru) me: Avast! What have you for your freshest catch today? drive thru kid: uh, we have a fish filet sandwich. me: That will do. And from your storeroom a […]