Saturday, October 27, 2012
"... and playfully they would tease her, Ada Katerina, be for us a bee, a flower, an owl." Gee sometimes I get so weary when I contemplate my lot in life: to be the man who keeps a big long list of every book with an owl in it, even though my careful cataloguing does serve to substantiate my magnificent literary theory that every book has an owl in it. But oh gee it is such lonely work. It's at times like these that I say to myself, "Come on, Pendarvis! The people are counting on you!" So THE OTHER by Thomas Tryon is a book with an owl in it. And a few pages after that there's something about an old lady feeding oatmeal to her cat.