Jason (jcreed) wrote,

Been working my way through Michael Chabon's "A Model World", a collection of short stories. Most of the stories are rather good, and this is saying a lot, because I can get pretty impatient with just plain old Stories about ordinary People without any Borgesian magical realism or sci-fi gimmicks or at least some Miranda July-esque prescription-strength bittersweet child-like whimsy. The story titled "Millionaires" knocked me flat on my ass, though. It is very much about People and their Relationships and a certain amount of Baseball, and oh so many little references to places in Pittsburgh. Its narrative lacunae are huge and potent and expertly carved.
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    Well I am certainly glad I saw Arrival so that I get the wug joke in http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=29480#more-29480

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    Saw "Arrival". It did have some nontrivial linguistics content, but it still felt kind of wrapped up in a discernible layer of Hollywood Woo. The…

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    Had some dinner at Aliada with akiva and sasha and K, and afterwards saw Herzog's "Aguirre, the Wrath of God" in Socrates park. Enjoyably bleak.

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