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This book is a dance of seven veils. The simple but suggestive prose takes the lives of seemingly unconnected ordinary people and tantalizes with their kinetic gyration of inevitability, tugging their paths closer and closer until Oates is thrillingly laid bare.
I loved it. I was transported.
Floyd moves the story through the last five decades of the 20th century, from Eastern Canada to Europe and into the Japanese countryside, smoothly, as if you were making these travels in space and time yourself. Add to this a fascinating whodunit, set in a culturally-dynamic atmosphere, and at the end you will not only know about The Men Who Killed Oates, but you will also be rewarded with significant cultural knowledge of Eastern Canada’s history and the sweet texture of the Japanese landscape that can only be related from a person who has been there.
I wanted to say how funny it is!
Moores gives it 4/5 stars.
It’s a good read.
Frank Sinatra Jr. died on March 16.
Leo Boots reports:
Since we’re on the topic of the hometown: last month, I was reading A.J.P. Taylor’s The Origins of the Second World War which is a study of European policy activity leading up to Germany’s invasion of Poland in 1939. Mr. Taylor quoted the Mearns poem “Antigonish” to describe Western Europe’s attitude towards the (majority) German-populated but Polish city of Danzig (Gdansk):
Yesterday, upon the stair/I met a man who wasn’t there.
He was not there again today/I wish, I wish he’d go away…
It’s amazing how many times this poem has been referenced in the popular culture. The most famous example is probably this:
Holy Cross Cemetery painting: Kim Floyd.
Larry Parrish at Daytona: