Monday, February 05, 2007


I was riding the train home last night when I noticed that the guy across the aisle from me was reading Lorrie Moore's Anagrams. "That's a great book!" I said.

"Yeah, she really knows how to write," he replied. I noticed that he had only a few pages left, so I started watching to see when he'd get to the mind-blowing part. My mom still gets upset when she thinks about this turn in the book. I (think I) played it cool. I could see him exhale sadly when he got there.

But I had to change trains and I didn't get to talk about it with him. So I'm trying to re-engineer the experience with this blog post. Go read Lorrie Moore's Anagrams. It's really, really good!
Blogger HeyZeus! on Mon Feb 05, 11:15:00 PM:
We're reissuing at work! Out in March, I think...

Anonymous Anonymous on Mon Feb 05, 11:51:00 PM:
You do realize that these things happen to you, when I only think and/or narrate in my head the story about how they might happen to me.

That's just sweet.

Am still blown away by the Cryptic, btw. I may have to write the nation and find out how to do them. After all, one can only knit and read dead languages so much in a day...

Anonymous Christine on Tue Feb 06, 09:53:00 AM:
I think I threw the book across the room the first time I read and finished it. If it's Lorrie Moore re-reading season, I like _Frog Hospital_, too. There's a part at the end of that book that does it to me, too.