Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Finding a Skeleton

Yeah, I have Norman Mailer's nonfiction book about Lee Harvey Oswald but I'm not sure I want to be a man who reads three books about the Kennedy assassination in a row, and also perhaps I have read too much Norman Mailer lately. So I started reading HARVEST HOME by Thomas Tryon. And anyway, this guy finds a human skeleton in a hollow tree. But at the beginning of the next chapter he's like, "During the next several days I had little chance to dwell on my shocking discovery." You know why? Because of his "countless chores." That's right! Puttering around the house can really take your mind off finding a human skeleton in a hollow tree.