[T]his novel is more about the pace of house-to-house combat. The intimacy of it. Storming into people’s bedrooms and bathrooms.
is there a torment like the self
is there a secret like anger,
A typewriter is fine, another says, it is nothing like a constellation. No, but it is like the lines we’ve drawn between the stars to easier map the sky.
I could never forget the CGI graphic of a slim slow-motion stick—a poky cocktail prop—sailing through the poorly drawn canals of what was supposed to represent the inside of—everyone’s? anyone’s?—intestines as it slid awkwardly around the body’s bends like a panicked child down a waterslide.
And now I’d like to tell you just one hairy secret: