Norwegian Catholic gal has premarital sex, raises 7 boys, joins a convent, and—warning! spoiler alert!—dies of the plague. #SigridUndset
Foxy social climber Lily Bart wants to wed a millionaire. Alas, hobnobbing with Richie Rich & company brings her only heartbreak. #Wharton
Good son Gregor bugs out, climbs walls, skips work, gives family the creeps. Sadly, they are happy when he curls up in a ball & dies. #Kafka
Commence Bloomsday: Another day in Dublin. Leopold quests with his faux son Stephen as Boylan woos his wife Molly. Will she? Yes. #Joyce
Things are very bad for Antoine. You make him sick—so do rocks & stuff. Life is revolting. WTF. He’ll just exist until he doesn’t. #Sartre
It’s anarchy 4 UK boys whose plane crashes on island. They soon trade short pants 4 war paint & discover the beast within. #LordoftheFlies
[Thunder!] Here Comes Everyone! Dad, mom, & their three kids play, fight, love, hate, sing, have sex. A beautiful train wreck!
Ay, it’s Brennan vs Bugler again, this time over bog rights. The Crock sez the Breege one is sweet on Bugler. Jesus. A feckin mess. #O’Brien
“I will be brief. Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali, who gave the world’s shortest speech. He said I will be so brief I have already finished, and he sat down.”
—Edward O. Wilson
Murakami for me tonight.
Firefighters burn books in dumbed-down future. Firebug finds ignorance isn’t bliss & joins outlaws set on bringing smartness back. #Bradbury
Gonzo journo & portly attorney get higher than Ben Franklin’s kite & run amok. Lots of fruit & a failed attempt to buy a circus ape. #HST
1849. Glanton & his psychopaths kill everything near Mexico border. They’d kill dirt if possible. Kid & Judge meet @ the jakes. Fin. #Cormac
Canoeists camping on an island in the Danube Delta are terrorized by shrubbery. Yes, you heard that right. #AlgernonBlackwood
A tale told by an idiot, et al. Caddy cats around, Quentin heads north, Jason steals, Benjy roars: The Compsons crash & burn. #Faulkner