Monday, December 30, 2013
I don't think I'll be reading the novel FROM HERE TO ETERNITY next. Ordered it from Square Books and when it arrived it was 850 pages long, which is bad enough. But on the first page I read about "the muffled curtain of sound that comes from men just waking and beginning to move around, testing cautiously the flooring of this world they had last night forsaken," and I was like, ouch, I was like, where's Frank Sinatra? I was like, "flooring"? I was like, that's a long way to say somebody got out of bed. So many things I was like. Anyway, kids, it's not fair to give up on an 850-page book on the first page. Maybe you're just in a mood, did you ever think of that?